James Edward Richardson

Mr. James Edward Richardson, age 82, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 in Mossy Head, Florida. He was born January 30, 1939 in Verdon, Nebraska to Bethel Ivan Richardson and Tobina Haverkamp Richardson.

Mr. Richardson was a resident of Walton County, Florida. He was Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mossy Head, where he served as an ordained deacon since 1979. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, serving two tours in the United States Air Force with over twenty years of service before retiring as a Tech Sergeant. He was an avid golfer.

Mr. Richardson is preceded in death by his father and mother; and his brother, Robert Richardson and four sisters, Betty Schuetz, Helen Kline, Lois Witwer and  Joan Mez.

Mr. Richardson is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Dorothea Kay Richardson; three sons, Timothy Klava and wife Jeni, Glenn Klava and wife Samantha, and Kevin Klava; five daughters, Renae Payne, Cindy Foster and husband Tim, Deanna Ewing and husband Bob, Vicky Zoeller and husband Bruce, and Sue Eaton and husband Mitch; two sisters, Peggy Fairbanks and Marie Lyons; one brother-in-law, Keith Mez; and twenty-two grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Mossy Head at a later date.

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