OBITUARY

Jack Richardson

September 8, 1941May 1, 2018
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Jack Richardson of Denison died Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at his home.

Jack was born on September 8, 1941 in Granby, Missouri to Erastus Richardson and Easter Liqurcia Gibbons Richardson. Jack was the youngest of 18 children.

Jack married Wennona (Kay) Morgan on February 20th, 1975 in Calera, Oklahoma. They made their home in Denison, Texas. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Jack is survived by his wife Wennona (Kay); his children, son Thomas Richardson and wife Dee of Bells; daughter Patricia Mercer and husband Don of Lawton, Oklahoma; son Robert J. Morgan of Denison; and son James Elton Morgan of Denison; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Easter Wells and Ann Crosby.

Jack was preceeded in death by his parents and 15 siblings.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.

Personal condolences and fond memories may be made at www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Erastus Richardson, Father
  • Easter Lacritia Richardson, Mother
  • Wennona Richardson, Wife
  • Patricia Mercer, Daughter
  • Thomas Richardson, Son
  • James Morgan, Son
  • Robert Morgan, Son
  • Jr Richardson, Brother
  • Snooks Richardson, Brother
  • Bill Richardson, Brother
  • Wilber Richardson, Brother
  • Chuck Richardson, Brother
  • Harvey Richardson, Brother
  • John Richardson, Brother
  • Charles Burlon, Brother
  • Betty Sears, Sister
  • Dorothy Sprinkle, Sister
  • Ann ., Sister
  • Easter Wells, Sister
  • Mary Love Camera, Sister
  • 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Biography

      Jack Richardson was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

      Jack was born on September 8, 1941 at at home in Granby, Missouri. His parents were Erastus and Easter Richardson. Jack was raised in Granby, Missouri. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Growing up in the Richardson household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Jack was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Jack was raised with 17 siblings. Jack was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters. Jack and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Jack was always consistently loyal to his family.

      While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Jack as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Jack was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Jack always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

       Compassionate and devoted to his wife, Wennona, Jack held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Wennona and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

      Jack brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. He was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in his dealings. He would always listen carefully and think things through before he acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Jack was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Jack was blessed with four chldren, Thomas, Patricia, Robert and James.

      Jack greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Jack enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Jack was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was heavy equipment operator. Jack worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Jack was an Army veteran. He served in Germany and The Presidio in San Francisco, California. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of SP4. He received praise for his valor, including being awarded sharpshooter. A literal thinker who possessed a calm exterior, Jack seemed to enjoy the routines set forth by the military. His results-oriented approach to things made him committed to the job, and he understood well his role in serving his country.

      Jack liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Jack always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuit was working in the yard. Jack was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Jack Richardson passed away on May 1, 2018 at home of multisystem failure. He is survived by wife Wennona, four children, sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Jack was cremated and services were held at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel, Denison, Texas.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Jack Richardson. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.