John Richard Harriday, "John Richard", 85, was called home from a life of labor to reward on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born on March 31, 1932 in Sandy Spring, MD. He was the third born of eight children to the late Richard and M. Emily Harriday. \nJohn Richard was raised in Montgomery County, MD, and attended Montgomery County Public Schools. He grew up in the Sandy Spring, Brookeville, and Lincoln Park areas making Lincoln Park his home. He became a home owner in Lincoln Park after returning home from the U.S. Army and raised his family there. While serving in the U.S. Army, John Richard served overseas as a Military Police. He returned home to marry the love of his life, Della Crockett. From this union four children were born, Gina, Richard, Stanley, and John Jr. \nJohn Richard worked many years operating heavy duty equipment at various job sites in the Washington DC Metropolitan Areas until a back injury required him to go out on disability. He worked for many of the local construction companies in Montgomery County such as FO Day, AB Veirs, and Mossburg & Company. He loved operating heavy duty equipment and was one of the best bulldozer operators in the area. John Richard took great pride in his work. He would ride the family around on the weekends and show the locations where he had worked all week digging holes for home to be built. John was also a good mechanic and loved working on cars. A hobby he started in his earlier years when he use to race his cars at 75/80 Dragway in Urbana, MD. \nJohn Richard accepted the Lord as his Lord and Savior at an early age and he recommitted his life to the Lord in March of this year while at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He knew how important it was to believe and have faith in our Savior. \nHe leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 63 years, Della Harriday; children, Gina (BJay), Richard, John Jr., Sheila Fairfax-Smith, Steven Fairfax, Darius Lyles, Debbie Kelley, and Tameko Warren; sisters, Lillie Harriday, Viola Sellman (Conrad), and Janie Phelps; sister-in-law, Florence Jones; brothers-in-law, Eugene Bell, Gordon Frazier, and Conrad; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Stanley Harriday; brothers, Harrison and Alexander Harriday; and sisters; Marie Bell and Margaret Frazier.\n\nDonations may be sent to the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home, 110 W. South St. PO Box 3500, Frederick, MD 21705.