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Richard Dean Rector

August 3, 1953 — April 5, 2016

Richard Dean Rector, age 62, died April 5, 2016 at a local hospital. 

Richard was preceded in death by parents Lawrence Rector and Jewell Katherine Childs, one sister, Judy Pierce.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Murphy Rector, sons; Dustin, Chris Murphy and Johnny Murphy and daughter, Tina Murphy; brothers, Kenneth (Brenda) Rector,  Larry (Deana) Rector, Bill (Donna) Rector, all of Cleveland, TN,  two grandchildren, Kinsley and Bryson Murphy; brother in law, Don Pierce;  nieces and nephews, Bailey Rector, Alysha Trentham, Billy Denel, Brooks Pierce, Ray and Kay; great- nieces Serenity Waters, Savannah Bates and Sarah Bates, Kaden Trentham; nephew, Christian Trentham.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home with Kenneth Rector speaking.

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Funeral arrangements are being handled by Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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