Richard A. Burley passed peacefully from this life the evening of September 15, 2019 surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers .
Richard was born in Rendeville, a son of Russell and Evelyn Burley, and has resided in Youngstown, for many years. He worked at General Motors in Lordstown, retiring after 45 years of service, and was a member of UAW Local 1112. An excellent bowler, Richard was a part of several bowling leagues throughout his life. He was a marvelous husband and father to his family. Richard also enjoyed fishing and making crosses that glorified His Savior, Jesus Christ.
Richard is survived by his mother Evelyn Henderson; his beloved wife, the former Wanda Brassfield; two children (and spouses), Ricquita (Kurtis) Townsend and Richard (Mayra) Burley; six grandchildren, Kurtis Jr., Antanasia, Darnell, Shekinah, David, and Aaliyah; sisters, Sharon, Carol, and Carla; and a brother, Edward. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Smith, Sr.; his son, Brian Burley; and brother, Russell Smith, Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. A viewing will take place from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Rd. Youngstown, OH.
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
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