Richard R. Ference, Sr. age 64 passed away Wednesday June 5, 2019 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. He was born January 7, 1955 in Detroit, the son of Edward J. & Mildred G. (Fredericks) Ference. He served his country in the US Army at the end of the Vietnam War. He was also a devout Christian and generous man. Richard is survived by his daughter Renae, son John, brother Michael and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Richard R. Ference, II on January 2, 2015 and his brother Edward. Funeral Services will be 1:15 PM Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in the dining room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, with visitation in the Chapel from NOON till the service. Full Military burial will take place in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery. A luncheon will take place after the burial. Memorial contributions can be made in Richard's name to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Complete obituary is online at www.marshallfuneralhomeinc.com where you can leave a message of condolence for the family. Arrangements are by the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville.