Eric Rich

Mr. Eric Lee Rich, age 48, of Murray, Kentucky died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Rich was born in Henry County, Tennessee on August 29, 1971. Before becoming ill, Mr. Rich was employed with Murray State University in the Department of Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE) as a computer tech. He was a member of the Murray State University Amateur Radio Club (MSUARC), which he considered his special family and his call sign was W4ELR. 

Mr. Rich was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alvis Eugene “Slim” Rich; grandmother, Oval Roxine Rich; cousins, Paul Ashby and Derek Shane Rich.

Mr. Rich is survived by his wife, Darcy Lee (Bess) Rich of Murray, to whom he was married on June 10, 1994, in Murray, Kentucky; his mother, Carolyn Rich of Almo, Kentucky; two sons, Logan Shane Rich and Laken Seth Rich, both of Murray; mother-in-law, Sarah Jane (Shook) Bess of Mayfield, Kentucky; father-in-law, Leroy Edward Bess of Murray, Kentucky;  two sisters-in-law, Amy Vought and husband  Dale of Auburn, Alabama and Wendy Glover and husband Michael of Mayfield, Kentucky; two aunts, Jean Ashby of Nashville, Tennessee and Carla Hinson of Almo, Kentucky; as well as  several nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be no public service or visitation. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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