James W. “Tank” Richards, 73, passed away September 21, 2011.

James W. “Tank” Richards, 73, passed away September 21, 2011.


He was born March 9, 1938, in Longview, TX, to Harry and Avis (Fields) Richards. James was an entrepreneur in real estate and banking in the California area. From 1957 to 1959, he played center for the KU football team. Then later, he played pro in the NFL. James had an interest in politics.


He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harry “Bill” Richards, Jr.; sisters, Harriet Thrasher and Barbara Glendenning.


Survivors include a brother, Randal Richards; a sister; Beverly (Gary) Peters; several nieces and nephews.


Family has requested there be no service at this time.


Online condolences can be sent to affinityallfaithsmortuary.com.