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James Vernon Richardson

Birth Date: March 22, 1942
Death Date: January 17, 2018

James Vernon Richardson, 75, of Aledo, IL died January 17, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Family will gather with friends one hour prior to service time at the church.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, in Decatur, IL.

James was born March 22, 1942 in Decatur, IL, the son of Willard and Amerial (Whitney) Richardson. He married Jennie Mae Pugsley on November 25, 1959 in Decatur, IL.

James was a mechanical maintenance supervisor for many years. One of his favorite hobbies was his love for RC Airplanes, tractors and farm living. He enjoyed this hobby most of his life. He was also a member of the Fall Creek Rangers.

Surviving are his wife Jennie; sons, James Vernon Richardson (Shelly) of Madison, GA, Jeremy Lloyd Richardson (Paula) Kalona, IA, Jerome Michael Richardson (Elizabeth) of Glenwood, IA, Joseph Willard Richardson (Mary) Bettendorf, IA, Jon Aaron Richardson (Ruth Ann) of Grimes, IA, Joshua Frederick Richardson of Davenport, IA; brothers, Thomas Richardson (Delores) of Warrenton, MO, Robert Richardson (Karen) of Muscatine, IA, Michael Richardson (Judy) of Branson, MO, 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of James. Condolences may be left to his family at

Funeral Service
January 20, 2018
11:00 am
St. Patrick Catholic Church
407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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January 20, 2018
10:00 am
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407 E. Eldorado Ave. Decatur, IL 62523
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  1. We lived next door for almost 17 yrs and when he was in his yard he was very nice and friendly. He loved his animals we are so sorry for your loss

  2. I was sorry to hear that Jim had passed. I worked with him at Kartrige Pak since 1972. We both had the love of flying and shared many stories. He was one of the good ones that was still left working there after many years. There are few men of his caliber and I will truly miss him. Gods speed Jim.

  3. I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Jim's family. My mother always spoke so well of her younger brother, Jim. I am sure his life brought comfort to the many people he touched throughout his life.

    Your Nephew,
    Paul Young (Son of Mary Agnes Richardson-Young)
    Richmond, Virginia

  4. So sorry for your loss. I was hired at Kartridge Pak , by Jim,back in 1992,and I enjoyed working for him in the maintenance department. He was a very wonderful person.

    Rick Leonard

  5. Aunt Jennie , I pray that you and your children find peace in this time of sorrow. Sharon and I will not be able to attend the services but will be there in spirit. I have very fond memories of you and Uncle Jim and will never forget the hospitality shown to me while working in Iowa winter of 96. My it was cold. When it's my turn to meet him in heaven I know what his first words to me will be. " Willy, got worms " time to go fishing. If only we could reverse time, I would have them worms ready once again. Rest in peace Uncle Jim and give my mother a big hug for us. Love Willy and Sharon Hunter

  6. Our prayers and sympathy to Jennie and the family. We will always remember our times together at Bell E Acres on the Cedar River and the warm friendship we had with the family. Pat and Joyce Cooperman Beaufort SC

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