Ralph Richardson Obituary – MAY 25, 1939 – JAN. 1, 2022

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Ralph Richardson, 82, of Pinson died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 at Adamsville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Dyer officiating. Burial followed at Big Springs Cemetery in Five Points. The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. service time Wednesday at Crook Avenue Chapel.
 He was born in Chester County, May 25, 1939, son of the late Ivy Lawrence and Berdie Lee Young Richardson. He grew up in Chester and Madison County graduated from Southside High School in 1957.
 He married Carol Smith on Aug. 12, 1959. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage. He worked for International Harvester in Memphis for 20 years. He moved to Pinson in 1986 and began working at Proctor and Gamble retiring in 2002 after 15 years.
He enjoyed raising a large garden and sharing his produce with others. He also raised cattle, donkeys, peacocks, chickens, ducks, turkeys, dogs and cats!
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, taking them fishing, going on fun outgoings, and showing them around the farm.
He was an active church member of the Big Springs Methodist Church, serving as Lay Leader and committee member of the cemetery and doing maintenance.
He is survived by his wife; a son. Chad (Rhonda) Richardson of Cross Plains; two daughters, Nanette Craig of Memphis and Charlotte (Chuck) Arwood of Memphis; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Annette Lee Moody and Janette Lee Anderson; three brothers, George Richardson, James Richardson and Franklin Richardson; and four sisters, Lula Mae Shultz, Gearleen Maness, Learleen Tedford, and Joyce Patton.

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