Robert Ayer Richardson

October 3, 1958December 4, 2017

A Memorial Service for Robert “Bobby” Ayer Richardson, 59, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. prior to and following the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family. Bobby passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Robert O’Neal Richardson and Zelma Ayer Richardson. Bobby was a graduate of Chapin High School and received his BS in Engineering Technology in 1982 from Clemson University. He was co-owner of Ideal Construction Company and built numerous church and school projects throughout South Carolina. He and his family made their home on Lake Murray where they spent their time boating and enjoying the lake. He was an avid Clemson Tiger fan who most recently celebrated Clemson’s 2016 National Championship. Surviving are his wife, Laura Long Richardson; daughters, Morgan Elise Richardson, Emma Claire Richardson; brother, Kenneth O. Richardson (Lynn); sister, Deborah Hammersla (Bob); nephews and nieces, Lee Hammersla (Lisa), Matthew Richardson (Christie), Kristen Wallace (Kevin), Caroline Glenn (Mikey), Johnathan Shiflet and Alyssa Shiflet. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Larry Long and sister-in-law, Lisa Chapman (John). In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Future Scholar 529 Plan, PO Box 749, White Rock, SC 29177. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, December 7, 2017


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Turner Properties

December 14, 2017

Sending our sincere sympathies and condolences on the loss of your husband. May you have the strength to bear this sorrow. - Turner Properties

The Manning Richardsons

December 7, 2017

We are so sorry to hear that Bobby passed away. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.

Amee White

December 6, 2017

Sending much love and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time.

December 6, 2017

My love goes out to the family, and special prayers for Laura, Morgan and Emma. Please know I am here for you , Becky Cameron

Fouche John

December 6, 2017

Though we lost touch many years ago, I have fond memories growing up with Bobby around the lake. Always a nice guy and loyal friend. Praying for the family to be comforted by Gods grace. John Fouche

Barbara Potts Wilkoc

December 6, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to Debbie, Kenny, Laura and their families. I remember fondly growing up as lake neighbors, and Bobby's infectious laugh and smile. God bless you and hold you tight at this difficult time.

Nancy Chastain

December 6, 2017

God bless each of you during this sad and difficult time. God's love and strength will see you through the days , weeks, and months ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
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December 6, 2017

Praying for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Brent and Teresa Russell

December 6, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

- Marie and John Ramsey Sr. Irmo, SC

Bryan Potts

December 5, 2017

To Debbie, Kenny, Laura and the entire Richardson Family we are so sorry to hear of your loss, too many great times as neighbors at the Lake will always fill our hearts with Love..... God Bless you all. Bryan, Rachel, August & Sarah Potts