Gary Lee “EZ” Richter II, 50, of Madison, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in the Emergency Room at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison due to a pulmonary embolism.
He was born Oct. 23, 1970, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Gary Lee Richter Sr. and Donna Lynn Taylor. He was raised in Adams County, Ohio, and graduated from Finneytown High School in 1989, where he developed a love of baseball. He was inducted into the US Army in 1990 and served four years in the 82nd Airborne until 1994. He lived for seven years in West Chester, Ohio, and married Tonya Marie Stanaford Ruble on Dec. 9, 2009, in Hamilton, Ohio. They had a son along with three bonus sons. He worked in the trucking and transportation industry for the past 25 years and currently served as a regional manager and driver for Gypsum Express in Carrollton, Kentucky, the past 12 years. He loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and enjoyed his membership with riding buddies, Infamous Few, Ripley County Chapter. He owned a Crownline boat for many years and enjoyed boating with family and friends and his favorite vehicle was his Jeep. He enjoyed coaching his sons in football, basketball and baseball as well as coaching other kids in the community and being involved in their lives. He had found peace, joy and love in his life.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years of Madison; his mother, Donna Lynn Taylor of Canaan, Indiana; his father and stepmother, Gary Lee Richter Sr. and Jeannie Richter, of Winchester, Ohio; his sons, Beck Richter, Braden Ruble and Baylor Ruble, all of Madison; and Michael Richter of Ormond Beach, Florida; a daughter, Terri Richter Stinnett of West Chester; his brother, Todd Richter of Williamsburg, Ohio; his grandmother, Azalene Taylor, of Springfield, Ohio; his stepbrother, Josh McKinzie; and two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl Taylor; a brother, Eric Richter; a sister, Sarah Richter; and son, Travis Levi Melton, on June 19, 2020.
A celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with a final salute with military honors conducted at 7 p.m. by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion at the funeral home.
Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, funeral home attendance will be limited to 25 people at a time and the use of face masks and social distancing are absolutely required.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beck Richter Education Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.