John Edward Richardson Jr.
Funeral services for John Edward Richardson Jr., of Brookhaven, are today, March 1, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park.
Visitation is today, March 1, 2018, from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Richardson, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. He was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Brookhaven, to John Edward Richardson Sr. and Maebelle Sullivan Richardson. He was retired from the Army National Guard, which included serving in the Korean Conflict. He also was a retired mechanic from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and was a longtime paper carrier for The Daily Leader and Clarion Ledger.
Preceding him in death was his parents; brother, Danny Richardson and sister, Joby Richardson.
Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Willie Del Beall Richardson; sons, David Richardson, and Jeff Richardson and wife, Veronica; daughter, Deborah Richardson Brady and husband, Steve; sisters, Mary Ann Barker and Lucille Farris; along with seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
If you would like to leave a word of sympathy to the Richardson family, you may do so at www.riverwoodfamily.com.