OBITUARY

James Calvin Richardson

October 4, 1939July 11, 2018
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JAMES C RICHARDSON, 78 passed away on July 11, 2018. He is survived by his wife Bethel R Richardson of the home. A daughter, Margaret L Richardson, and a son Michael Richardson, all of Independence. Grandchildren, Lev Richardson, Misha Richardson, and Taylor and wife Kayla Dodson. Great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Jameson Dodson. He was preceded in death by James B Richardson, his youngest son 1998. Also preceding him are his parents Harold & Virginia Richardson. Two Brothers Harold & Robert L Richardson. Two sisters, Patricia Reagan and Barbara Watson. Jim was proud to be a US Marine. He served from 1961-1964. First Battalion Platoon 110. Honorable Discharge in 1965. He met Bethel in June 1962. After a short courtship, they married in September 26, 1962. He loved his Family. He may not have said I love you every day, but his actions showed it. He worked for the Kansas City Star from 1960-2002. He was quite successful during his tenure there. Started in transportation department before moving to single copy. He developed from scratch this department. Then he returned to the transportation department as Asst. Transportation Manager. Jim was a character. Never knew a stranger. He was an avid bowler. He was proud of his 299 & 300 games. He bowled at NKC & Strike and Spare. Also, cooking was a passion; a crowd pleaser was the potato casserole. But the most requested item was his AWARD WINNING CHILLI. It was a secret Richardson family recipe passed down from his Dad. Not a secret anymore!! Enjoyed watching the Chiefs and the Royals, but when they lost he’d yell “Fire ‘em All!” Jim will be missed by many friend and family. A memorial service is planned for July 17, 2018 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5 to 7 with service at 7. Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd Kansas City Missouri 64133 . In lieu of flowers donations to St Jude’s or your favorite charity.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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James Calvin Richardson

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