Mr. Richard A. Starnes, age 74, of Lancaster, South Carolina, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Southern Oaks Assisted Living Center.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Lakeland Memorial Park, 1901 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, North Carolina 28112, officiated by Reverend Steve Phillippi.

Richard was born on June 12, 1946, in Union County, North Carolina, a son of the late Ward Alexander Starnes and the late Betty Lou Helms Starnes. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Alex Starnes and Ricky Starnes and a sister, Becky Porter.

He was a retired cattle farmer and a US Army Veteran having served in Vietnam.

Survivors include a brother, Lane Starnes of Lancaster, SC and

a sister, Pam Burgess of Lancaster, SC. There are nieces

and nephews and

great nieces and

great nephews.

The family received friends from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Davis Funeral Home, 1003 East Franklin Street, Monroe, NC 28112.

Due to the mandates concerning Covid-19, If you attend any of the services, please wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, 6020 Prospect Road, Monroe, North Carolina 28112.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Starnes. An on-line guest register book is available at www.davis