May 29, 1947 ~ February 9, 2020

Born in: Portsmouth, OH
Resided in: Lilburn, GA

Richard Lee Staten, Jr., of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the age of 72.

Rich was born in Scioto County, OH on May 29th 1947.  He was raised in Portsmouth, OH and attended Lindsey Wilson College and The University of Ohio before relocating to Atlanta in 1971.  It was in Atlanta where he met his loving wife, Patti, who he married on August 19, 1972, at Dunwoody Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA .  His son and only child, Blake, was born on May 18, 1983.  He enjoyed watching and coaching Blake throughout his years playing sports, fishing at the lake, traveling with his friends and family, and was an active member at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Lilburn, GA.  Rich worked in sales and the wholesale distribution industry, retiring in 2012.  On February 21, 2016, his granddaughter, Chandler, was born, and on April 12, 2018, his grandson, Charlie.  The four years spent with his grandchildren were his happiest.  He enjoyed taking them to movies, the park and the beach.

Rich is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Staten of Lilburn, Georgia, his son, Blake Staten of Atlanta, GA, his granddaughter, Chandler Staten of Atlanta, GA, his grandson, Charlie Staten of Atlanta, GA, his sister, Debbie Smith of Marietta, GA, and his niece Britni Rothwell of Marietta, GA.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to their family and friends for their kindness, love and support during this difficult time.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at


Visitation: February 13, 2020 4:00 pm - February 13, 2020 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046


Graveside Service: February 14, 2020 11:00 am - February 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Evergreen Memorial Gardens
3655 Atlanta Hwy
Athens, GA 30606

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  1. CandleImageSo many wonderful memories of Rich which mainly involve our kids growing up together from first grade until they graduated! Scouts, tennis partners, etc. Parkview community was a wonderful place to raise our children. You will be missed Rich!

  2. Tom and I have so many wonderful
    Memories of living with y’all in Hanarry West! We are so sad about Rich! Our prayers are with you! Cindy and Tom Raines

  3. CandleImageMany memories growing up with Rich in Portsmouth OH. He was a great teammate at Grant Jr High and Portsmouth High School. Condolences to his wife, son and grandchildren.

    Bill Odle

  4. The Statens were one of the first families to welcome us to Hanarry West when we moved there in 1983. We have so many fond memories of Patti, Rich, and Blake as we watched our children grow up together. Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time.

  5. CandleImageJeff and I have so many fun memories of our adventures and travels and movies and dinners and good times. Hard to say “good bye” to a good man. We love the Staten family.

  6. Dear Tricia and family-I was so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing- I had heard such wonderful stories from you Tricia about him when we flew together- please know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers🙏

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