Attorney G. John Richards, Former Lincoln Co. Prosecuting Attorney Dies

The former prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County died Tuesday evening following a crash last week, he was 51.

According to his web site, Attorney G. John Richards was seriously injured last Thursday morning in a crash on Route 47, west of Ellis. He suffered a medical condition that caused his vehicle to swerve off the road and hit a tree.

Mr. Richards was a 1979 graduate of Pittsfield High School in Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with undergraduate degrees and went on to complete law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He served as Prosecuting Attorney of Lincoln County from 1991 to 2010. He was also a former municipal judge.

Mr. Richards lived just outside of Troy and was active at Calvary Chapel of Troy. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Katie Synor

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