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Mr. Roy Richardson

July 17, 1937 ~ February 17, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Mr. Roy Richardson Obituary

Roy Richardson was born on July 17h, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Gaston and Mary Louise Richardson. Roy was the oldest of three children, two of whom preceded him in death, Annette Winfield, and Alfred Richardson.

Roy was educated in the Saint Louis Public School System in June 1955 he was drafted in the United States Navy. He received an honorable discharge in June 1958.

On June 25, 1961, Roy was united in holy matrimony to a chocolate doll, Mildred Williams (preceded in death). They shared 19 years of marriage before the Lord called Mildred home. He loved his wife dearly. Roy never remarried because he said no one could replace Mildred in his heart.

Roy fathered three children, two were born to this union, Ronald, Cheryl, and Alfred “Keith” Both of his sons preceded him in death. 

Roy worked at Central States Diversified for 35 years until he retired. Many people commented that Roy always had low mileage on his vehicles; because he worked 5 minutes away from home.

Roy enjoyed working with his hands. He had taken up the hobby of wood turning and making wooden ink pens.  Whenever he would see you, you were sure to receive an ink pen or some wooden bowl he had made. Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and being the neighborhood watch guard as he sat on the porch with “his” neighborhood cat. He enjoyed babysitting his youngest grandson, Jordan. He and Jordan were together so much that Jordan called him “Granddaddy daddy.” Roy loved kids. When kids were in his presence, they never did anything wrong in his eyes and a child could eat as many popsicles as their hearts desired. 

Roy had a knack for making people laugh with his witty comebacks. His heart was kind, but he could switch that tongue quickly. Roy’s kindness was his weakness. He believed that everyone needed a little help now and then.

His fondest memory was knowing both of his grandsons had enlisted in the United States Navy. 

Roy is survived by his daughter Cheryl Harden (Paul). His grandsons Ralph Lee Richardson (Laura Ann, and Jordan Jaye Richardson (Jasmine); step grandchildren: Paula Mosely, Jerianna Harden, Christopher McKinney, great grandchildren, Chelsea, Dylan, Parker, Jayla, Mackenzie, Kaiden Nova, Zara, Selah and a host of nieces and nephews, family, and dear friends. 

Roy was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. 

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March 3, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Funeral Service
March 3, 2023

11:30 AM
Henry Funeral and Cremation Services
2842 Meramec Street
St Louis, MO 63118

March 3, 2023

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125


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