Billy J. Richards, 68, of Hollansburg, passed away at Reid Hospital on October 9, 2011. Billy was born in Hollansburg on May 9, 1943 to the late Amon and Letha (Sharits) Richards. Billy was the owner of Richards Countyside Inn in New Paris for 4 years. He was a member of the American Legion in New Paris and was Commander of Amvets Post 726 in Eldorado. Billy enjoyed cooking, especially at the Amvets. He also enjoyed watching Nascar and many other kinds of sports. In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his son, Justin Richards; three brothers, Jack, Niles, and Dickie Richards; and three sisters, Lois Perry, Jane Westcheck, and Sue Kenworthy. Billy is survived by a son, Jason Richards of Hollansburg; a daughter, Angela Richards of Douglasville, Georgia; five brothers, Gene Richards, Danny and Wilma Richards, Gary Richards, Tom and Carol Richards, and Steve and Sue Richards all of Hollansburg; two sisters, Janet Richhart of Versailles and Joan Bennett of Clameth Falls, Oregon. A Celebration of Life graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Hollansburg Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Fee officiating. Memorial contributions will be accepted at the funeral home to help with funeral costs. There will be a time of remembering following the services at the American Legion Post #708 in Hollansburg. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com.