Robert Richey MD
April 20, 1957 - October 15, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Ferriday High School Class of 1975
Gwen Chapper
David Rast
Nancy Metz
Rebecca Copper
Mike and Michelle Simmons
Elaine Bailey
Patricia walker
Amy Hardee
James & Sheila Stepp
James and Sheila Stepp
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Service
Cannon Memorial Park
1150 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Sunday 10/17, 4:00 pm
Cemetery
Cannon Memorial Park
1150 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Sunday 10/17, 4:30 pm

Robert McIntire Richey, MD, age 64, of Simpsonville, SC, husband of Cindy Farrar Richey, passed away Friday, October 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…

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Kimberly Biggs left a message on November 15, 2021:
[email protected] My condolences to the family, as I have just heard of their loss! I encountered Dr. Richey very briefly, as a temp nurse in his office (while his staff was being trained), and later as an educator for the EMR used by McLeod some years ago. He remembered me, and spoke to me in Lowe's once and was so enthusiastic about his gardening! I'm sorry for your loss. He was well-respected by his patients!
Leon, Bonita and Ryan McCray left a message on November 10, 2021:
Our sincere condolences to the family. Dr. Richey was family doctor to my husband, my son and myself and we were sad to see him leave the Florence area. It was no comparison to hearing of his passing. May God bless and comfort you in these times of sorrow. He is and will be missed by many.
Kitty Finklea left a message on November 4, 2021:
Dear Cindy and family, Late hearing the news about Dr. Richey. He was my doctor while practicing in Florence, and he listened and went the extra mile for me and others I have spoken to about him over the years. He truly had a gift with his faith and love for life and others. I know he is sorely missed. My heart goes out to all the family. Love and prayers to all, Kitty Finklea
Dr Phillip Greenberg left a message on November 1, 2021:
To Cindy and family.. I was very sad to read about Bob in the newspaper. He was a very ,very good doctor and a funny and friendly colleague in Florence. I missed him when he moved to upstate SC and will miss him even more now that he has passed on. Please know that we will sincerely miss him. Phillip H Greenberg MD
Della and Lawrence Henagan left a message on October 30, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing; our hearts are broken for you all as we think of your loss. Bob was a phenomenal doctor who always went the extra mile in caring for us, and it was much appreciated. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Della and Lawrence Henagan
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
James G Glasser MD left a message on October 30, 2021:
My condolences. I was very fond of Dr. Bob.
Eleanor & John Moffett left a message on October 25, 2021:
Dear Cindy, John & I are so sorry to hear of your husband's death. He certainly had a wonderful career, many honors & recognitions. Glad to hear about your family of three sons, 2 granddaughters & soon to be 2 grandsons. I am in touch with Gail through Lake Charles High. May God give you & your family comfort during this grieving time. Sincerely, Eleanor
Julie left a message on October 24, 2021:
Sending my sincerest condolences to your family from mine.
Joe and Donna Sallenger left a message on October 23, 2021:
When my mother was "circling the drain" from hospital contracted c-dif, my wife insisted I ask Dr. Richey to consult, which he graciously agreed to do. When he walked into the room and saw the food provided by the hospital, the immediately called in the floor staff and told them that he was certain they knew better, and explained the importance of matching the diet to the disease. Thanks to his intervention, Mama lived another four years -- and had yogurt with every meal! We have included Dr. Richey in your daily prayers ever since, and now we extend those prayers to his family and everyone he has touched. Joe and Donna Sallenger, Mars Bluff SC
Alberta Smith left a message on October 23, 2021:
Dearest Cindy, Our family is grieving with you and your family. He was a great doctor and will be missed by all who knew him. We thought of him as a member of our family and he treated us the same. Love and prayers, Alberta Smith, Florence SC
Cindy Clark left a message on October 23, 2021:
Dear family, Incredibly, I only recently had the privilege of meeting Dr. Richey at the North Greenville Campus of Prisma. I first heard about him from my brother-in-law who sought care for a heart issue. He could not speak highly enough of Dr. Richey. A few months later, I took my daughter to the walk-in clinic. He took such great care with her initial work-up then sent her off for more specialized care. A few weeks later, my son and I saw him. Each time I met Dr. Richey I was more and more impressed with his passion for taking care of patients. Yesterday, I was back at North Greenville and fully expected to see him. I am absolutely heartbroken for your loss and for the loss of the community at large. Sincerely and respectfully . . . .
Charles Lyman left a message on October 22, 2021:
Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I think about him when I watch LSU football play on TV. I was his guest for my only live game. He was a nice guy and a lively character. My heart goes out to you. Your friend, Charley
St. Stephen AME Church Church left a message on October 22, 2021:
To the Richey Family Our prayers are for you as you go through this season of your lives. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. For your comfort, Nehemiah 8:10 Blessings and peace, The St, Stephen AME Church Family 312 Neil Street Sandusky, Ohio 44870 Rev. Brignite Hill, Pastor
Keith A Bourgeois MD left a message on October 21, 2021:
So shocking to hear of his unexpected passing. Bob, who was my roommate at LSU, was a very effective communicator which aided his excellence as a physician. He was so fun to be around.
Josh Byerly left a message on October 21, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, such sad news.
Malinda Byerly left a message on October 21, 2021:
Cindy and family, So sorry about Dr. Richey. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all the family during this time. He was a great doctor and boss. Hugs and love, Malinda and family.
Ferriday High School Class of 1975 left a message on October 21, 2021:
In memory of Robert Richey MD, Ferriday High School Class of 1975 lit a candle
Gwen Chapper left a message on October 20, 2021:
To the family of Dr Robert Richey: My deepest sympathy to wife, Cindy, sons and the family. Dr Richey was my doctor in Dequincy.He was such a good caring doctor and his wife. I taught their son, Thomas in first grade. It was such a pleasure to know this family. I was so sorry to see them leave. May the family find comfort in God’s love and Dr Richey’s soul Rest In Peace in peace. Psalm 34:18- God is close to the broken-hearted. Love , prayers, sympathy Gwen Chapper 🙏🏽💙
Danny and Valice Grace left a message on October 19, 2021:
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Richey will greatly be missed! He meant so much to our family. He had several theological discussions with Danny. He was instrumental in diagnosing Danny with prostate cancer. Our prayers are with your family.
Brignite Hill left a message on October 19, 2021:
May God provide comfort and healing in this your time of bereavement. Dr. Richey, you have fought the good fight you have finished the race and you have kept the faith. Well done Dr. Richey!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
John L. Culleton left a message on October 19, 2021:
We were so sorry to hear this news. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Mary Culleton from Florence
Robin Brown left a message on October 18, 2021:
Dear Cindy and Family, I was shocked to learn of Dr. Richey's passing. My heart is broken for all of you. Dr. Richey took care of almost everyone in our family. We always loved him for his knowledge of medicine (traditional and non-traditional). He was a truly interesting person. He loved life and taking care of his patients; we could tell that. He also loved his family so very much; please hold that close to you. My family prays that God will surround you with His angels and comfort you. Please take care of yourselves. You are in our prayers. Sincerely, Robin Brown
Eduardo A Donato left a message on October 18, 2021:
To the family of Dr. Richie, Our most heartfelt and deepest condolences. A great loss to the medical community, both to his patients and his peers. Dr. Donato and family
David Rast left a message on October 18, 2021:
To the family I will always have fond memories of Dr Richey and our conversations and meetings that we did together here and around Florence. Please know you have my fondest sympathies 😢
Darlene Miles Bateman left a message on October 18, 2021:
There are very few doctors left like Dr. Richey. He was a brilliant internist with a caring, compassionate heart for his patients. He gave exceptional care to me, my daughter and my mother for many years. Cindy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anita & Jim Slagle left a message on October 18, 2021:
Cindy and Sons, Jim & I were so sad to hear you lost Bob! In DeQ, you may remember you lived across from my mom & dad, GB & Sue Andrews. We lived on the next street. Many fond memories of all your family and especially the care Bob gave us...especially our daughters, Leslie & Jamie! I especially remember when little Bob got the chickenpox… Dr. Bob said he was sending him all over the neighborhood so all the kids could get it and get it over with! Leslie and Jamie both got it and indeed got it over with! Many fond memories of those days in DeQ! Please accept our sincere sympathy and know we are saying a prayer for all of you in the coming days. ♥️
Richie amd Janet Porter left a message on October 18, 2021:
We were so saddened to hear of Dr. Richey's passing. He was our family Dr. for several years in Florence, SC. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Bill Weldon left a message on October 18, 2021:
Condolences to John Richey and family.
Rebecca Cooper left a message on October 18, 2021:
My heart aches for the loss you all must be feeling. I only knew him just over a year, in that time he made a huge impact on my life and in my community. My deepest condolences for all who loved him.
Tommy Taylor left a message on October 18, 2021:
To Cindy and Dr. Richey's family, Pauline and I are sad at Dr. Richey's passing, but we are happy that he is with our Lord and all the saints and angels celebrating the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was an excellent physician to both of us. He gave Pauline a much needed breathing treatment for her asthma and he gave me one for a chest injury after I had delivered some plants. He helped us get our breath back. We enjoyed working on his lawn with Cindy's guidance. We were impressed with his vegetable production. He took care of Granny Skipper. She loved Dr. Richey. She is with the Lord also. We enjoyed sharing our faith and God's Word with him. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" Psalm 116:15. We are praying for God's grace and comfort for the family. For the love of Christ and His Word, Tommy and Pauline Taylor Proverbs 22:4
Jack Muench left a message on October 18, 2021:
Bob was not only my cherished physician but a dear friend. He wouldn’t want me to say this or even think it, but we are diminished by his passing. Let us never forget how he lived his life and resolve to be more like him.
Midge Lee left a message on October 18, 2021:
Cindy, my heart is broken for you and your family. I loved and respected Dr. Richey. He was an excellent doctor who cared for me for many years. I loved you both and cherished our friendship. Please know that you all will be in my prayers during this difficult time. He will be missed. The medical community lost one of the greats.
Marty and Susie Garrison left a message on October 17, 2021:
Coach Richey, So sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you and your family. We pray for GOD’S comfort and assurance.
Nancy Metz left a message on October 17, 2021:
I am saddened and surprised to read of Dr. Richey’s passing. He was my doctor when I lived in Florence, SC in 2000. I thought he was such a wonderful doctor and such a kind man. My condolences to his family at this difficult time. He was way too young.
Luther Lewis left a message on October 17, 2021:
Cindy, I just can’t believe that Bob has died! I am so sad that we didn’t talk more often. I always enjoyed our visits and the time we worked together. I will be saying prayers for you and the kids! Luther
Fran McGuigan left a message on October 17, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family at this difficult time.
Jackie Alexander left a message on October 17, 2021:
For 20 years a coworker, my and my family’s doctor and a good friend. A brilliant and one of a kind doctor. A godly Christian man. Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Richey! Gone too soon!😢. Look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.🙏✝️ Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. 🙏🙏
Rebecca Copper left a message on October 17, 2021:
Dr. Richey was a special man. I only knew him just over a year and I felt like we were pals. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know him, if only for a little while. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Mike and Michelle Simmons left a message on October 17, 2021:
We are so saddened to hear about Dr. Ritchey. What a loss to the family as well as each life he touched throughout the years. You all will truly be remembered in our lives and always in our prayers.
Kene Holloman left a message on October 17, 2021:
Cindy, I am so saddened to read this. He was one of the best. Not only is this a huge loss for your family, but also a huge loss for his patients. Praying for you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Marty and Christy Rrgalado left a message on October 17, 2021:
Cindy and family Marty and I are saddened to hear about Doc. Please except our condolences and prayers at this time and in the days ahead!
Sadie Sigler left a message on October 17, 2021:
Prayers for Dr Richey’s family & friends. He was a great person/dr. He took care of my family when he practice in Dequincy.
Wayne High left a message on October 17, 2021:
I was shocked at the passing of Dr. Richey. I was a patient of his for many years in Florence, SC. I am now in Greenville. Had I known Dr. Richey was in Simpsonville I would have contacted him. My sincere condolences. Wayne High
Brenda Vermillion left a message on October 17, 2021:
I am greatly sorry for loss in the Florence Community. Dr. Richie was a think out of the box doctor. He healed me when no one else could. I/m sure he had to have been a great husband and father. My prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Brenda Vermillion
Hilda Biggerstaff left a message on October 17, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Dr, Richey He was a wonderful doctor He will be greatly missed.
Elaine Bailey left a message on October 17, 2021:
Dr Richey was a wonderful doctor and I am so thankful for the care he gave my family when he was in Florence. He was one of the best doctors I have ever known. My prayers go out to his family.
Dennison and Frances Robey left a message on October 17, 2021:
Bob was a wonderful physician and person. I knew him as a colleague and as my brother's doctor. He had a brilliant mind was fun and very caring. We will miss him very much. Sorry for everyone's loss.
Angel Brown left a message on October 17, 2021:
My deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends. This comes as a shocker. Dr. Richey was a GREAT man and a PROFOUND doctor. There was never a dull moment with him and he always had a teachable moment. Love hearing stories about his garden and grandchildren. One of the BEST physicians I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Take your rest Dr. Richie, job well done.
Eva Laney left a message on October 17, 2021:
I worked with Dr. Richey for several years in Florence. He was a very caring Physician who loved and knew the patients he cared for. Above all, though, he was always quick to profess his love for his Savior and his love for Mrs. Cindy and his family. My heart goes out to you at this time. Just know he will be missed and you have a lot of thoughts and prayers coming from your Florence family.
Ramona left a message on October 17, 2021:
Cindy, I’m so surprised and sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I’ve missed my neighbors these past years. Sending my love for you and the “boys”. Ramona
Patricia walker left a message on October 17, 2021:
My heart is so sadden of this news i work with him he was a fantastic Dr. and a very personal all around Man. His love for medicine and his patients. Cindy i so sorry for you and your family i will keep you all in my prayers not only today but days ahead
Elijah Jones left a message on October 17, 2021:
From an infectious laugh, to a listening ear, to a great doctor and one who cared deeply for his family, Dr. Bob will be missed. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all in addition to my deepest sympathy.
Juanita P Purvis left a message on October 17, 2021:
Dear Mrs. Richey and Family, My heart is broken for all of you and you all will be in my prayers. Dr. Richey was the greatest doctor I we ever had. He always treated us like family. May you feel God's arms around you holding you close and giving you comfort. We loved him so much.
April watford left a message on October 16, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Dr Richey’s passing. He was one of the first doctors I had the pleasure of working with when I started nursing at Carolinas Hospital. He was a great teacher and person who truly cared for his patients. I know he will be missed. Prayers to all during this time of sadness.
Pete and Marcia Cooper left a message on October 16, 2021:
It is with profound grief and sadness as we learned of Dr. Richey’s passing. He was an incredible, trustworthy doctor, who treated my mama and myself. We have missed him since he left Florence. May our Lord grant the family peace that passes all understanding.
Amy Hardee left a message on October 16, 2021:
Cindy, so sorry to hear Dr. Richey has passed. He was a great Dr. and great person. We will be praying for you and your family! God Bless
Louis Edwards left a message on October 16, 2021:
So sorry to hear of this. He was a colleague, a mentor and a friend. We practiced together in Florence sc.
Deby Smith left a message on October 16, 2021:
I am so very sorry for your loss he was a great doctor and person. He saved my life when he found a mass on my kidney It was cancer. I had no insurance he would trade some od his services for my candles I made in my store. He was a special man and will be greatly missed.
Kent and Megan Kendall left a message on October 16, 2021:
Praying for your family during this time. Dr. Richey was a Godly man and a wonderful doctor. Love, The Kendall’s
Gail & Harry Lyles left a message on October 16, 2021:
Dear Cindy and Family, we share in your grief, but rejoice in having known and loved Bob. We are grateful for his ministering to us and our family as a Christian physician. Our prayers are with you, knowing how Bob loved and served our Savior. Much love to you.
Kay Lewis left a message on October 16, 2021:
Cindy, Bill and I are saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He has been greatly missed since he left Florence. We are praying for you and your family. Bill and Kay Lewis
David & Gwen Bryant left a message on October 16, 2021:
It is with our deepest sympathy to hear about the loss of an incredibly brilliant doctor friend. Our hearts go out to the family. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Bryant Family
Chris Edwards left a message on October 16, 2021:
So sorry to hear about this. He was a great help to me on several occasions. Praying God's peace upon your family at this time.
Bill Monroe left a message on October 16, 2021:
Dear Cindy and family, I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I had a great talk with him the day before he moved to G’ville. We will pray for the Holy Spirit’s comfort in your life. Bill and Norma Monroe
James & Sheila Stepp left a message on October 16, 2021:
Bob, (aka Dr. Richey) you will be forever missed . We will miss your smile, scene of humor, the stories and wisdom , that you shared! Thank you for being such a great doctor and friend. Go rest “High Upon That Mountain”
James and Sheila Stepp left a message on October 16, 2021:
In memory of Robert Richey MD, James and Sheila Stepp lit a candle
Kathleen Jennings left a message on October 16, 2021:
A great loss - sending the family, sympathy.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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