September 22, 1951 ~ October 24, 2009
Funeral services for Richard Golden, 58, of Hughes Springs will be at 2 PM on Wednesday, October 28th at Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church near Hughes Springs with Rev. Dan McGuire and Rev. Randy Seybert officiating. Interment will be in Dennis Cemetery near Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Golden was born on September 22, 1951 in Hughes Springs to Taft and Mildred Golden and died on Saturday, October 24th at his home in Hughes Springs. Mr. Golden was a member of Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 37 years Betty; two daughters and one son-in-law Michelle and James Carpenter of Hallsville and Rebecca Golden of Hughes Springs; three brothers and sisters-in-law Glenn and BJ Golden of Odessa, Ronny and Ann Golden and Steve and Barbie Golden all of Hughes Springs; seven sisters and brothers-in-law Jean and Willard Duffy of Ore City, Reba Perkins of Gurdon, AR, Kathleen and Kenneth Steed of Daingerfield, Joyce and Richard Black, Johnnie Chunn, Sue and Doug McDaniel and Tresa and Charlie Bradley all of Hughes Springs; five grandchildren Caitlynn and Michaela Golden, and Kylie, James Ryan and Cory Carpenter; one great grandchild Kenzy Glass; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Carol and William Wesley Golden. Mr. Golden will lie in state on Tuesday, October 27th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home in Hughes Springs.
We are very sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you all, and we offer anything that we can do to help you through this time.
My heart aches for all of you. Richard was a great guy that it was my blessing to have known him. I will be praying for you that God will ease the pain and that HE will wrap HIS arms around you in the days ahead. I love you all.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With deepest sympathy.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family. Richards happy smile & sense of humor will be missed terribly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Love, Marilyn
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I am so sorry to hear about Richard. He will be missed so much. He was such a sweet guy. May God be with all of you. Love, Penny Hunt
My thoughts and prayers are with the Golden family. Rest in Peace Richard.
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May GOD be with each one of you as you heal.Jimmy & Janice Reidld
We love you and hold you in our prayers. Tresa just know we are here for you when you need us.The Allen & Debbie Skaggs family
I was so sorry to hear Richard had passed away. I will always remember him as one of the kindest and nicest people I ever met. I am very sorry for your family's loss.
May you be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Our sympathy and prayers are with the Golden family.Mike and Debbie Terry Burke
Betty and family,You have my deepest sympathy. Richard was a great guy and I know he will be missed by many.
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOU & YOUR FAMILY'S LOSS.RICHARD WAS A GREAT MAN
Sue I'm so sorry to hear about Richard. He was always so sweet and kind to me.This is a poem that I think he would say to you…When tomorrow starts without me. Don't think we're far apart. For every time you think of me I'm right there in your heart… May God comfort you during this sad time and know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless..Love you,
RICHARD WAS A WONDERFUL MAN. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND WAS VERY KIND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very painful time. May God lift you up and fill you with his love.All My Love,Tempie,& Hunter IrvinSarah Edwards
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Richard will be sorely missed!!!
I am so sorry to hear that Richard has left so early… I am glad I got to know this sweet heart. May God comfort you all and keep you in HIS arms.Brenda Simpson
How to cope with a wild teenagerMy earliest memories of daddy are on a tractor. He was always brush hogging or cutting hay or raking hay etc. I'd go with my mom (Betty Golden) to take daddy lunch or more water so he wouldn't get overheated in the blazing sun. Later on I became the epitomy of troubled teenager. I struggled with my teen years, and momma and daddy struggled with me. Poor decisions on my part kept me on an emotional roller coaster. One particularly bad day, daddy practically dragged me from town out to our place. He put me on his small orange tractor, gave me a quick rundown on how to drive it and said "Now. Brush hog the pasture."At first I was full of rage. At him. At my boyfriend. At life. The hum of the tractor drowned out every sound. It didn't take long before I was left with just my thoughts, and a job that needed to be done. No distractions, no demons whispering their gossip in my ear, no angry music to fuel my rage. Did he know that it would be so calming? Was it that way for him when he was in the field? I will never know, because daddy wouldn't talk about things like that. But he had some purpose behind putting me on that tractor and leaving me alone.I'm not saying it turned my life around. I raged out of control for a few more years, but it did give me a way to calm myself when things got especially bad.
I love you. You are the only grandfather I've ever known. Can't wait till we meet again and I see granny! It'll be an awesome reunion!