Funeral services for Ted Richardson, 90, former Clinton resident, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, in the Life Fellowship Church in Weatherford, officiated by Dr. Mike Richardson, Dr. Jason Duckworth and Pastor Rick Freeman.
Burial will conclude in the Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Ted Issac Richardson passed away early Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Ted’s obituary will appear as he wrote it:
I was born in Custer City, Okla. on Aug. 18, 1923 to Marie Storm. I graduated from Custer City High School in May of 1942.
I worked at the Clinton Naval Air Station until Feb. 1, 1943, when I went into the Army. I shipped out Feb. 1, 1944 on the Queen Mary for Europe. I was stationed in Europe until I shipped out to Omaha Beach, France.
We had five campaigns in Europe, and my unit was 552AAB, and I made all five of the campaigns. I was discharged on Oct. 31, 1945.
I went back to Custer City where I met Joye Kimbro, and we were married on May 22, 1947. We worked in Oklahoma City the first year we were married. Then we moved back to Clinton.
I worked for Strange-Jones Hardware, Mahanay Brothers Parts Store and Sequoya Carpet Mills for years. In the early 1970’s Joye and I put in Richardson’s House of Carpet, and we both worked there until we retired.
Then we both helped close out at Hoffman Furniture, and we both worked at the Cherokee Gift Shop for several years. We had three children, Mike, Steve and Kim.
We were baptized and saved in the First Baptist Church in March of 1952.
I am survived by my wife, Joye, of Belton, Texas; three children, Mike Richardson and his wife, Kathy, Vancouver, Canada, Steve Richardson, Clinton, and Kim Duckworth and her husband, Jason, Belton, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Josh Richardson, Timothy Richardson, Mark Andrew Richardson, Isaac Richardson, Adam Richardson, Luke Duckworth, Stephanie Richardson, Leah Duckworth, Natalie Richardson, Lindsey Duckworth; and six great-grandchildren, Reece Richardson, Quade Richardson and Carter Richardson, Annalee Richardson, Blaze Richardson and Elin Richardson.
The family suggests memorial contributions in his honor be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka Kan., 66675 or to the Disabled American Veterans organization.
The family will greet guests from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the funeral home.