Robert McIntire Richey

Published 2:47 pm Saturday, October 23, 2021

Robert McIntire Richey, MD, age 64, of Simpsonville, S.C., husband of Cindy Farrar Richey, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville.

Born in Ferriday, La., he was the son of the late Verne and Johnnie McIntire Richey.

He was a graduate of Ferriday High School, where he was a track and basketball letterman, honor graduate, and served as a Key Club International trustee. Bob was a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he served as Student Body President from 1978-1979. He was a graduate of Tulane University Medical School, where he received the Owl Club Award (Outstanding Tulane Intern). Bob completed his residency at University of South Carolina Medical School, Columbia, S.C., where he was Chief Resident from 1991-1992.

His love for the Lord and his family were superior. As a Board-Certified Physician of Internal Medicine in 1992, Bob loved practicing medicine. He had a genuine passion of caring for his patients. He practiced for eight years in DeQuincy, La. and 20 years in Florence, S.C. At the time of his passing, he was a practicing physician with Prisma Health.

In his spare time, he enjoyed vegetable gardening.

He is survived by wife ,Cindy Richey; sons, Thomas Farrar Richey (Amal), Robert “Bob” McIntire Richey Jr. (Jessica), John Alexander Richey (Eliza); three grandchildren, Caroline Farrar Richey, Audrey Gabrielle Richey, Robert McIntire Richey III “Mac”, and soon-to-be born, Jacks Richey; brothers, John V. Richey, MD of Ferriday, La., Thomas H. Richey, MD of Zachary, La. and Daniel W. Richey, JD of Baton Rouge, La.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Catherine A. Richey Devall.

A Graveside Service was held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at 4 p.m. at Cannon Memorial Park. Burial was in Cannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.