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Carl Rich

February 26, 1949 — October 3, 2022


Mr. Carl Rich, age 73 of Statesboro, passed away peacefully Monday, October 3, 2022, at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia after a brief illness. Carl was born on February 26, 1949, in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Jake and Louise Rich. He was the 14th child of fifteen born to this union.

Carl joined the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro at an early age. As a teenager, he relocated to New York with his mother and baby sister, Emma. He attended the Richmond Hill High School in Jamaica, New York. He was employed at the airport in Queens, New York. Growing up, Carl loved to shoot pool and he enjoyed spending a lot of time with his family. When Carl's mother retired, they relocated back to Statesboro, Georgia where he enjoyed the company of his family and the many friends who affectionately called him Tokyo.

Carl leaves to cherish his memory, one brother, Jesse (Anna Mae) Rich of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sisters, Lucille (James) Carter of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Emma Anderson of Texas; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Rich of Statesboro, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his close friends, Rev. Jimmy Byrd, Billy Shaw, Red, Drag and Skip.

Viewing for Mr. Carl Rich will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 from Noon to 6:00PM in the Joanna Holland Fields visitation room at the Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home.

Mr. Carl Rich will lie in state at the church on the day of service, from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour. Funeral services for Mr. Rich will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00AM at the Harmony Baptist Church, 98 Harmony Church Rd, Statesboro, GA with Minister Mary Ann Rich as the Eulogist, Rev. Troy Grubbs, Pastor. Final disposition will be by cremation with a scattering ceremony to be announced later.

Friends may sign the online register book, express online condolences, send flowers or other memorial gifts via our website:

Matthew H. Lovett & Son's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Carl Rich.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carl Rich, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, October 7, 2022

12:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Matthew H. Lovett & Son’s Funeral Home, LLC

16303 US-80, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Harmony Baptist Church (Statesboro)


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