YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Richard A. Burley passed peacefully from this life the evening of Sunday, 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. at Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Road, Youngstown, Ohio.
A viewing will take place from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the church prior to services on Saturday, September 21.
Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, September 20 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. on MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus additional spots throughout the day on WYTV, FOX and MyYTV.