OBITUARY: Richard Eugene Northern


Richard Eugene Northern passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Rick was born in Nashville TN to Betty Overdorff and Harold Northern.

He enjoyed working on all antique cars, though he was a Packard man. The grandchildren had a special place in his heart and he appreciated watching them grow and play. Professionally, he was the owner of Diamond Plastics since 1985.

Rick is survived by his wife: Cindy Wilkerson Northern; children: Rachel (Kenny) Piercey and Brad Northern; grandchildren: Maddie and Luke Piercey; brothers: Bob (Diane) Northern of Lebanon TN and Carl Northern of Alpharetta GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

He is preceded in death by parents Betty and Harold Northern.

The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Richard Smith, is 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2023 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. Interment in Wilson County Memorial will follow the service. Pallbearers: Sherlie Bates, Sam Burton, Alan Ricketts, Allen Yelton, J.D. Powell, and Mark Reed. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until the service at 1 p.m.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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