Richard "Rich" Arthur Buechler, 88, of Collegedale, Tenn., died Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Collegedale, Tenn.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 at Fenton Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Fenton Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Centralia City Cemetery.

Rich was born Nov. 20, 1929 in St. Louis, the son of Phillip and Mildred Buechler (nee Braun).

On June 22, 1957 in St. Louis, Rich married M. Sue Buechler who preceded him in death on March 15, 2013.

Rich was a graduate of the University of Missouri. He loved baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, and really enjoyed bowling and tennis.

Rich moved to Centralia from St. Louis and worked at A.B. Chance for many years until his retirement.

Rich is survived by a son, Craig Buechler and wife, Tessa, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandsons, Adam and Alex Buechler of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister, Sandy O’Brock and husband, Butch of Edwardsville, Ill.; brother, Brad Buechler and wife, Stephanie of Chesterfield.

Along with his wife, Sue, Rich was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Ronald Arthur Buechler; son, Eric Todd Buechler; and sister, Phyllis Stovall.

Memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Centralia, in care of Fenton Funeral Chapel, 104 S. Collier, Centralia, Mo. 65240.

Online condolences may be left at www.fentonfuneralchapel.com