Richard graduated from the University of Miami in 1959 and its Law School in 1962. He was in the United States Army and later was employed as a workers’ compensation hearing attorney for Consolidated Mutual Insurance Company. In 1968, he went into private practice specializing exclusively in the representation of workers’ compensation insurance for both carriers and self-insured employers. In 1984, he became a partner in what is now the firm of Cherry, Edson, & Kelly, LLP where he continued to specialize in the area of workers’ compensation until his unexpected demise in December 2007. Richard is survived by his wife Glenda, children Marci, Lori and Jeffrey and two grandchildren, Bradley and Rachel. Richard was a special person who touched so many lives; a true gentleman and a friend to all.