American Veteran 04

Sergeant First Class Jonathan Heath Richards

December 20, 1979 ~ October 5, 2023 (age 43) 43 Years Old

Sergeant First Class Jonathan Richards Obituary

Sergeant First Class Jonathan Heath Richards

  Sergeant First Class Jonathan Heath Richards, 43, of 6613 Accipiter Drive, New Market, Maryland went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

  Heath was born December 20, 1979, in Spartanburg County.  He was a 1999 graduate of Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina and received his Master of Business Administration from Grantham University.  He also attended the University of Pennsylvania and obtained certification as a Master Resilience Trainer.  Heath was the current Regional Manager for Orkin Pest Control in Maryland, served 21 years in the U.S. Army, and was currently serving as an Army Career Counselor. 

  Surviving is his wife, Sungyeon Woo “Lucy” Richards of the home; mother and step-father, Lyn Childs Yates and Randy Yates of Hickory, North Carolina; father and step-mother, Donnie and Michelle Richards of McCormick; one daughter, Kiesha Richards of Newmarket, Maryland; three sons, Kaden Richards of Newmarket, Maryland, Tyler Richards (Kayla) of Fort Liberty and Cameron Richards of Enoree; one sister, Heather Richards of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; paternal grandmother, Margie Arnold Richards McRay of Chesnee; one granddaughter, Ellie Richards.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ray and Katy Anthony and his paternal grandfather, Carol Richards. 

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at the Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary Chapel, 257 North Main Street, Woodruff by Major James Copeland, Mr. Neil Childs, Mr. Anthony McAlister, Mr. Art Watson and Ms. Heather Richards with full military honors.

  Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. prior to the service.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303, The Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 1990 Augusta Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605 or, or the AER Fund (Army Emergency Fund), 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, 13th floor, Arlington, Virginia, 22202.

  The family is at their respective homes.

  Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary, Woodruff

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Sergeant First Class Jonathan Heath Richards?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Sergeant First Class Jonathan's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Sergeant First Class Jonathan Heath Richards

© 2023 Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility