Richard Lee Hairston


Richard Lee Hairston, age 67. Sunrise January 14, 1953 and Sunset July 31, 2020.

Richard L Hairston, age 67, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at approximately 8 pm at Ohio State University Medical Center – East in Columbus, OH. Richard accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour and believed in the Word of God.

Richard was born on January 14, 1953, to Mary L Hairston and Joseph Fawling in Columbus, Mississippi. Both parents preceded him in death along with brother, Charlie Hairston, and sister, Betty A Gurley, brother-in-law Stephen Williams Sr. and Christopher Alexander Sr and brother-in-law Albert Crockett.
On February 22, 2018, he was united in holy matrimony to Inez Alexander of Columbus, OH. He loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed hats, playing spades, helping others, and he had the gift of gab.
Richard graduated from Lima Senior High School and Lima Central Catholic and attended OSU Lima branch, where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Accounting and Computer Data Processing. Mr. Hairston worked for Commercial Movers and Owens Corning until his retirement in 2001.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Inez, in Columbus and daughter Whitney Hairston (Patrick) and two grandsons, Kwalie and Kyler Lima, Ohio. His mother-in-law, Clarissa J. Alexander, and father-in-law Charles T. Alexander, Columbus, Ohio. Brother-in-law, Ahmed Alexander, Columbus, Ohio. His siblings, Noah (Cathy) Hairston, Jerry Hairston, Shirley A Potts, Mary L. Odom, Lima, Ohio, Roy C. Hairston, Columbus, Ohio, Michele Phipps, Lima, Ohio and Tracy Massey Crockett, Columbus, Ohio. A host of nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, August 8, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Masks and Social Distancing are mandatory.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Richard Lee Hairston

Condolence Messages

  1. Mattye S Wallace-Wilson

    Dear Inez (a.k.a.Too-Sweet), and the family of Richard, you have my deepest sympathy!
    Dear Richard, thank you for being in the life of my niece and being a part if our family! May you Rest in Heaven! Peace in Christ to you Too-Sweet and Family! I Love You, Auntie Sanie

  2. Ernestine Howse

    My Condolences To My Niece Toosweet and Richard Family God Bless!

  3. Jim and Diane Powell

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Remember that our Father God only puts on us what we can bear. Richard is free of all pain and is blessed to be in the arms of our Father God and the loved ones who transitoned before him.

  4. My deepest sympathies and prayers extended to the Family and my friend Tracy Crockett for their loss.

  5. Kathy Bradley Williams & Family

    My condolences to Tracy Crockett and her family on the loss of their brother, uncle and husband Richard. Richard loved his family and when he smiled you could see the joy in his heart. My family and I will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Love you all.

Leave Your Condolence