ZEBULON - Donald Pettigrew Richards, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 28, at Union Chapel Baptist Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

He was a native of Wake County and son to the late Buck and Nellie Roberson Richards. He was retired from Westinghouse.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Woodrow, Fernie and Baxter Richards, Estelle Jones and Nakita Beddingfield.

Surviving: wife, Virginia Creech Richards of the home; daughter, Lou Ann Richards Denton of Zebulon; siblings, Arie Jane Horton of Bunn, Marcie Leffingwell of Zebulon, Vadie McLamb of Autryville, Ronald Lee Richards (Betty) of Zebulon, Clifford Allen Richards (Betty) of Basye, Va.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell,