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Gaylon Byars Rich

1937 - 2023


Mr. Gaylon Byars Rich, 86, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Saturday November 11, 2023 at his home.

Funeral Services were Wednesday November 15, 2023 in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment was in Liberty All Cemetery. Brother Bryan Oakes officiating.

Mr. Rich was born September 5, 1937 to the late Clarence Jackson Rich and Tessie Byars Rich. owner of Rich’s Past Time Pool Room, Pettigrew & Chandler Construction Supervisor, Carroll County Civic Center manager, Nashville Entertainment Event Staff and Rich’s Concrete Finisher. Preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years Georgia Ann Morgan Rich; seven brothers,Ray Rich, Coy Rich, Raymond Rich, Willie Lee Rich (Billy), Paul Rich (Dickie), C.J. Rich, Garlon Rich; five sisters Ruth Johnson, Frances Carter, Johnnie Beal, Faye Chandler, Peggy Pruitt; and one granddaughter, Madison Blankenship.

He is survived by four daughters, Teresa Davis (Tony) of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Julia Adams (Ronnie) of Lexington, Tennessee, Beverly Stewart (Rickey) of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Lori Laprade (Tim) of Huntingdon, Tennessee, and one son, Chris Rich (Chaisee) of Hollow Rock, Tennessee; one brother, Don Rich of Gleason, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren, John Everett Williams II (Devon), Brent Davis, Ashley Melton (Josh), Hope Owens (Clint), Melinda Johnson (Lynn), Josh Stewart, Rachel Noe (Josh), Zach Cagle, Morgan Carter (Preston), Braylon Rich, Brooke Laprade, Tanner Rich (Elizabeth), Hailey Rich (Colton White), Hope Blankenship, Belle Blankenship; fourteen great grandchildren Emory Williams, Everly Williams, Ellie Kate Melton, Deacon Melton, Maggie Melton, Olivia Owens, Finley Owens, Emmalin Stewart, Xander Stewart, Hailey Johnson, Alex Johnson (Hailey), Kreeden Carter, Annie Rich, and Weston White.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 731-986-8281.