Crawford resident Richard "Rich" J. Eakin Jr. died Friday, July 17, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 51.
A celebration of life will be held in August.
Mr. Eakin is survived by his girlfriend, Sandy Johnson; his parents, Dick and Sheri Eakin; his daughters, Celia George and Ashley Eakin, all of Crawford; two brothers, Ryan Eakin of Crawford and Bobbie Eakin of Billings, Mont.; and two granddaughters, Caidence and Elexa.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
Three candidates are hoping to bring an end to the Republican-dominated Delta County Board of County Commissioners. Two are Democrats who call themselves men of ideas; the third is an independent candidate who says he's frustrated by the "status quo."