L.B. Richardson

October 1, 1930July 2, 2018
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L.B Richardson, Age 87, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2018.

L.B was a long time service station owner on Kingston Pike. He had a passion for UT sports and worked as an usher for the University of Tennessee. L.B never met a stranger. He left a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with. L.B will be remembered for his love of people, commitment to his work and one of a kind personality. When he wasn't at work, cheering on the Vols, or at his best friend's, Wright's cafeteria, he could be found at Long's Drugstore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyman Beecher Richardson and Matilda Richardson, his wife Betty Carlene Richardson and son Terry Van Richardson.

Survivors include son, Randy Richardson; wife, Janis Brickey and grandson, Joey Richardson of Murfreesboro, TN; daughter, Tammie Wetherholt; husband, Steve Wetherholt and granddaughter Jenna Wetherholt of Franklin, TN. He leaves behind 100's of friends, nieces and nephews who called him Bugs.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 6 from 4-7pm at Berry Highland Memorial on Kingston Pike. Services will be on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00am followed by a Graveside Service and reception to follow. The family would like to thank all the friends that loved and took care of him over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to his dear friend Gus Manning's Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 47, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901.

L.B leaves a legacy and is going to be greatly missed but fondly remembered.


  • Gathering of Friends Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Chapel Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Cathy & Ronald Atkins ( Atkins & Son Transmission)

July 7, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of LB's passing. He always had a genuine smile and laughter that he brought in our shop. We had many years of service together when he was on Kingston Pike, he will truly be missed. Sending our deepest condolences to the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Ronald & Cathy Atkins

Don and Bette Emmettt

July 6, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of L.B.'s passing. We went to school with him here in Middlesboro and considered him a dear friend.

Jackie Young

July 6, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and the family. Beautiful memories and reflections of your Dad and Mom. Gone to soon. A beautiful family with so much warmth and love. His big smile, laugther and hugs was a treasure.
Your dad will be missed, but not forgotten.
With Love ... Jackie and Nelson Young

Jimmy & Linda Trusty

July 6, 2018

You're in our thoughts and prayers continually during this time.
God's blessings and comfort to you and your family,

Love your friend,
Jimmy and Linda Trusty

Janie Lanham

July 6, 2018

Loved LB..Enjoyed seeing him at the store always had a hug for me.I remember he and my dad became buddies proudly watching their granddaughters in pageants.He was a good man will be missed by all.

Henry Wilson

July 5, 2018

L.B. was a wonderful, gentle man and a truly memorable character. Whenever my Mom and I visited my sister Margo Mathis, he could be counted on to give us a friendly wave and a cheerful greeting from across the street. He will be missed.

Mary McCabe Wolf

July 5, 2018

The Richardson family will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace, L.B.
Mary McCabe Wolf

Kathleen Benson

July 5, 2018

In sympathy. Kathleen benson

Mira Bright

July 4, 2018

“Hey darlin’,” are the words that come to mind of when I walked into his room that morning as his nurse. It didn’t take much more then those words, eyes and smile to convince me that the Lord was working another one of his secret lessons on the both of us. The lord taught him and the family what true strength is and the importance of family. Now it was my turn to learn a lesson through another patient. That lesson was exactly what was needed at a time in my career where options have been numerous but direction misleading. The lesson LB and the lord taught me was passion. When someone finds that, it is a magical moment. The lord leads total strangers into our lives at all different stages to help teach us life lessons. LB lived a life that even a stranger could feel to be passionate. I cannot begin to tell you all as a family how incredibly blessed i have been to be able to care for such a great inspirational person. “All the beautiful people, everyone is beautiful.”- My favorite Lover Boy