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Meghan, So sad to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Steve & Jane Brock - Anderson, IN - cousin   Feb 05, 2013

Joe was one of kind. He had a smile that would melt your heart, and was always so polite when addressing staff and fellow students. He was one of those kids who could just give you that look and smile and you forgot that he just might be in trouble about something. How sad it is he left us so early. Meghan you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Debbie Bird - Noblesville, IN - HSE Junior High School   Feb 04, 2013

Joe was one of my fourth grade students at Durbin, and I will never forget him. He was such a fun-loving child with a big smile! I know that same sweet child grew up to be an outstanding athlete in high school and most recently a loving father and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Richards family.

Posted by: Valerie Miklozek - Carmel, IN - former teacher   Feb 04, 2013

I have been praying for you all and the huge loss to your family. I found a quote to share:

Death is not a journey into an unknown land; it is a voyage home. We are going, not to a strange country, but to our fathers house.

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Love you all,

Posted by: Kathy Thompson - Arcadia, IN - Friend   Feb 04, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by: Steve and Lore Bess - Windfall, IN - cousin   Feb 04, 2013

I lived in Atlanta over 10 years ago. Joe would always go to his Grandma Shirley's down the road from where I lived. When he found out that I lived in Atlanta he would come down and visit me. I would always look for him to come and visit. I wouldn't change anything about having my 2nd cousin come and visit. I am glad to have got that chance to spend with him. I have known him since he was baby and I love him so much! God has a special Angel with him!

Posted by: Lindsay - Second Cousin   Feb 04, 2013

I wish I would have the opportunity to have spent more time with you. I know you were very well liked with many people. You will be sadly missed but not forgotten. You have taken your "Final Flight."

Posted by: Peggy Palmer - Aunt   Feb 04, 2013

It was an honor to get to meet Joe and know him for the few years that I did. Always such a nice and happy person and always loved to talk. You will be missed by so many I know.

Posted by: Benny Craig - Noblesville, IN - Friend   Feb 03, 2013