Thomas Eugene Richardson Sr.

Mr. Thomas Eugene Richardson Sr., of Warrenton, MO., passed away at his home, early Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was born on September 14, 1932 to the late Willard W. and Amerial M. (Nee: Whitney) Richardson in Decatur, IL. He had reached the age of 87 years 10 months and 7 days.

Tom was married to Ruby Delores Feezel on January 20, 1951 in Decatur, IL. They spent 68 years together before her passing in 2019. To this union five children were born, Tommy Jr., Jack, Judy, Steve and Larry. Tom worked as a teamster truck driver for over 50 years. Tom was an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Warrenton Elks Lodge #2662.

He was also a member of the Big River Civil War Reenactment from Bonne Terre, MO. He called himself “The Collector of One” because he collected everything. Down around the Treloar area, he was known as the Ice Cream Man. His favorite quote and life motto was “Hugs are like handshakes, only closer to the heart”. Tom loved his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Thomas was preceded in death by his loving wife Delores; parents, Willard and Amerial; son Tommy Richardson Jr.; grandson, Daniel Richardson; siblings, Sonny Richardson, Bob Richardson, Jim Richardson, Bonnie Carter, Beverly Provence, Mary Agnes Young. He is survived by his children, Jack Richardson and wife Lou Ronna, Judy Brandenburg and husband Paul, Steve Richardson and wife Marie, Larry Richardson and wife Resa; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and family friends.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. and Mrs. Richardson will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton, MO. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 PM also at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are preferred to Tribute to Veterans Memorial, make checks payable to: TTVM, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St. Warrenton, MO. 63383. Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net​.

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