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A rich man died on October 11, 2022. Richard W. DeKalb, 93, of Athens, AL, was rich for loving
his surviving wife, Jan (Jeanette Shanks) DeKalb for 70 years. He was rich for having two
children, Kirk (Katie) and Kay Smith (Ed), plus a bonus: Grandchildren, Evin Krehbiel (Luke),
Allison Miller (Jordan), Taylor DeKalb (Katelyn), Lauren Bottoms (Georgia). Great grandchildren:
Cohen Krehbiel (13), Kinzie Krehbiel (11), Leyton Krehbiel (9), Griffin Miller (9), Eli Miller (7),
London Bottoms (3), Michael DeKalb (2), Kathryn DeKalb (1), and Caroline DeKalb (1).

Dick, as he was known to co-workers at Redstone Arsenal and Teledyne Brown Engineering,
was a jolly guy with a rich sense of humor. Most importantly, he was a man rich from a
relationship with Jesus Christ for his entire life.

And now, family and friends are invited to celebrate this rich man’s life graveside on Sunday,
October 16 at 2:00 pm at Roselawn Cemetery on Hwy 31 in Athens, AL.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Limestone County Churches Involved, 201 N.
Jefferson Street, Athens, AL 35611. Spry Funeral Home, Athens directing.

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Patsy & Dwayne Blackmon
2022-11-28 21:04:19
Oh Pat! I am truly at a loss for words. You have lost a spouse and we have lost a dear friend. We all had some good times together and will never forget "Buddy", he was one of a kind and we loved him very much. Praise God, we will see him again soon and then the good times will really begin to roll. Praying for God to comfort and strengthen you from this day forward. We love you, Patsy & Dwayne
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