The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Obituaries

June 6, 2014

Harry "Skip" Eugene Richardson Jr.

A memorial service will be held for Harry "The Skipper" Richardson at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Ironton First Baptist Church of Jacksonville with the Rev. Don Stanaland officiating.

Mr. Richardson passed away at the age of 70 on June 4, 2014 in Palestine.

Harry Eugene Richardson Jr. was born April 8, 1944 in Conway, Arkansas.

He had been a resident of Palestine since 1997, also living in Lufkin for many years. He worked as a truck driver for Wal-Mart, retiring in 2010. He was also an avid John Wayne collector.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Eugene Richardson Sr.; and son, David Kelley Richardson.

Skip is survived by his wife, Ruth Richardson of Palestine; mother, Billie Richardson; three children, Billy Richardson, Sonny Richardson and Rhonda Holland; five step-children, Carla Smith, Chris Tullos, Kevin Wagoner, Kurt Wagoner and Kory Wagoner; sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and Paul Dennis; and 17 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718, or Solaris Hospice, 2250 S. FM 51 Suite 400, Decatur, Texas 76234.

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