He was born May 3, 1954 in Battle Creek, the son of Jack Junior and Betty Gene (Poulson) Abrams.
He served in the United States Army and later worked as a crane operator.
Remaining to cherish Richard’s memory are his father; daughters, April (Mike Thomas) Abrams and Teresa Cook; many siblings; grandchildren, Braeden, Lillian, Javier, Ryan and Samuel; step-children, Larry, Garry and Jason (Tracy) Halferty; step-grandchildren, Cody Halferty, Erika Halferty, Makayla Winkler and Ayden Halferty.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and by his life partner, Judy Halferty, in 2003.
According to family wishes, he has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Destiny Church, 58385 Kerr Creek Rd., Three Rivers with Pastor Jerry Solis officiating.