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Kelly Logan Richards

July 15, 1987 — September 25, 2019

Kelly Logan Richards, 32, of Fort Carson, Colorado and formerly of Grayling, Michigan passed away on September 25. 2019 at Camp Casey, South Korea.  Kelly was born to Michelle (Hennessy) and Todd Richards on July 15, 1987 in Petoskey, Michigan. Kelly attended Grayling Schools and graduated in 2005. He was a member of the GHS ski team and attended Grayling Free Methodist Church. Kelly enlisted in the US Army on June 22, 2005.  Staff Sgt. Kelly L. Richards served as a Health Care Specialist with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He was currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and was competing for his Expert Field Medical Badge at Camp Casey. He died during a training-related incident. He had 4 deployments; Iraq, Afghanistan, Romania, and Kuwait.

Kelly married Rachel Fairchild on September 13, 2014 in Fallbrook, California, she survives him. He and Rachel were proud parents of two canine children, Bella and Evie. Kelly loved his family and brothers in arms. He enjoyed adventure and anything that would ‘make his heart race’, street bikes, kayaking, rafting, scuba diving and other ocean activities.

Survived by parents: Michelle (Andrew) Barber of Grayling and Todd (Judy) Richards of East Jordan;

Sisters and brother: Jane Katherine (Brandon) Moore of Boyne Falls, Alexandrea (Andrew) Hart of Grayling, Hillary (Mason)Krey of Pembroke Pines, Florida, David Richards of Lakeland, Florida, Justine Richards of Lakeland, Florida, Autumn (Tyler) Barber of Flint, Georgia and Claire Barber of Grayling, and Emma Richards.

Nieces and nephew: Paisley Moore, Camden Hart, and Piper Barber.

Grandparents: Thomas and Mary Kay Hennessy of Boyne City, Michigan, and Joseph Richards of Boyne City. Also survived by many uncles, aunts, and cousins

Mother and Father in law: Ken and Alice Fairchild of Vista, California.

Dear Friends: Erik Trudgeon, Daniel Her, and Punisher Platoon Brothers in Arms.

Preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeanette Richards and his favorite aunt, Lisa “Weez” Stevens.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation before from 10-12 at Grayling Free Methodist Church, 6352 W M-72 Hwy, Grayling, MI 49738.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

For those that wish to remember Kelly by memorial contribution, please consider AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, PO Box 384, Grayling, Michigan 49738 or SPIKESK9FUND.ORG , 576 Northampton Blvd. #118, Virginia Beach, VA   23455

Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Grayling Free Methodist Church

6352 West M-72 Highway
Grayling, MI 49738

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