William Franklin Roosevelt Rich, age 81 of the Spring Creek Community passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the residence of his daughter in Trion.
Mr. Rich was born in Trion, Georgia on October 17, 1935 son of the late William Arthur Rich and Pearl Daisy Potts Rich. He was the former pastor of the South Trion Nazarene Church and was currently a member Ridgedale Church of God. In addition to being a pastor, he was also a truck driver by trade. Mr. Rich was preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren, Quincy Bo Arp, December Lynn Gentry and Milissa Payne.
Mr. Rich is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Rich; daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Jimmy Reynolds, Ann and Bobby Payne, Angela and Steed Hart; and Jeanette and Carl Gentry; brothers, Fred Rich, Charles Rich and Lamar Rich; sisters, Dorothy Hart, Rosie Phillips, Nell Timmons and Pat Westbrooks; 3 grandchildren, Kandace Ballew, Chris Gentry and Robert Paynes; 6 great grandchildren, Emmaleigh Gentry, Katelynne Gentry, Talon Ballew, Branna Payne, Hunter Gentry; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Rich will be held Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Edge, Randy Weaver, Rickey Edwards, Robert Payne, Tony Rich, Chris Gentry and Tony Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Ridgedale Church of God.
Mr. Rich will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. William Franklin Roosevelt Rich. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.