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William Earl Richardson

February 18, 1943 — June 5, 2020

William Earl Richardson

Mr. William Earl Richardson of Danville, VA passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020.  He was born on February 18, 1943 in the Birchland Park area of Halifax County and was 77 years old. He was the son of the late “Buggie” Eddie Richardson and the late Mable Williams Richardson . He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Earl Davis.  He was married to Eliza Johnson Richardson who survives.  He was a member of Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a former employee of Wilbert Vault Company and Brandon’s Backhoe and Grading, Inc. In his youth, he was a very adept baseball player and loved baseball his whole life.  He also loved gardening and restoring old cars.

Survivors include:
His wife
Eliza Johnson Richardson of Danville
Three sons
Jonathan Bennett and wife Ebony of Emporia, VA
Rodrickus Oakes Sr. of Columbia, SC
William E. Richardson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL
Three stepchildren
Trenace Gamble of Lake City, SC
Helen Feagin of Florence, SC
Tavon Johnson of Lake City, SC
Rodrickus Oakes,  Jr., Jonathan Bennett and Joshua Bennett
One brother
Harrison Richardson of Lake City, SC
One sister
Gloria Adams of Danville, VA

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12 Noon at Floral Hills Cemetery in Danville, VA with Rev. Darryl D. Cunningham officiating.

The service will be webcast on the Powell Funeral Home Facebook page.

You may view the service by clicking here.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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