Rodney Richardson

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 27, 2013

Services for Rodney R. Richardson, 68, were held July 27, 2013, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank. Burial followed at King Cemetery in Kem alongside his son, Bryan.
Richardson was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Paducah, to Abigail Marcella Johnson and S.G. (Billy) Richardson, and died July 22, 2013, at Presbyterian Medical Center in Dallas.
He went to school in Paducah and played football for the Paducah Dragons. He worked at Fred’s grocery store as a teen. He enjoyed building things and was a carpenter throughout his life.
He served a tour of duty in Vietnam, starting out with the 101st Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne upon discharge.
He married the love of his life, Joan Higgins, upon his discharge in 1967, in Sulphur Springs, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Richardson of Kemp, parents, and sisters Billie B. Proctor and Betty Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of Kemp; sons Robert Richardson of Iowa Park, Craig Richardson of San Diego, Calif.; sister Gail McEndree; brothers Kenneth Richardson and wife Norma of Paducah, Charles Richardson and wife Kathy of Malakoff, Jimmy Richardson of Amarillo, Bobby Richardson and wife Rhonda of Paducah.