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Richard Ray Arias Jr.

March 23, 1967 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 51)

     Richard Jr. was born March 23, 1967 in Los Angeles, California to Richard and Josephine Arias and was raised and attended schools in and around the greater Los Angeles area including Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino. Richard never met a stranger and will be remembered as “Mr. Chatterbox” for his love of meeting and talking to people. He married Donna Herrera November 4, 2000 in Porterville and they lived there until August 2013 when they moved to Hanford. 

     He worked as Assistant Store Manager for Lowe’s in Visalia for about seven years and loved the fact that he got to talk to and help people.

     Richard was introduced to victory outreach ministries in 1989 when he entered the recovery home for men in San Bernardino. His life was forever changed. He was rooted in his church for the next 7 years where he was on a team that helped establish works on the east coast. He then moved to the valley where he helped many churches. In 1997 he came to Porterville to direct the recovery home for men. He stayed faithful in his church for 16 years until he was launched out to Victory Outreach Hanford. It was always his passion to take a city for Christ.

     Ministry was very important to Richard. He enjoyed sharing with anyone, about his faith and helping them to find a better life. He served as Pastor at Victory Outreach in Hanford for the last five years and had so many plans for the future.

     Richard loved his family! He loved being together, eating good food, BBQ’s, going to Disneyland, seeing a good movie and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the Riders Out Of Darkness motorcycle club and enjoyed riding until his health no longer permitted him to do it.

     Richard was preceded in death by his father Richard Arias Sr. He is survived by his wife Donna Arias; his children Hayley Arias, Ashley Arias, Raymon Arias and Alex Reyes; his sister Lisa Guzman and brothers Carlos Arias, Ralph Arias and Hector Arias as well as five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and church family. He was loved and will be missed by those who knew and loved him.   

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