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Jerry LeRoy Richardson, 70

Jerry LeRoy Richardson, 70, died Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in his home in Clinton following a 2

year battle with melanoma cancer.

He leaves his wife, Linda Crawford Richardson; his daughter, Cynthia Boyd (Robert); his son,

Kevin Richardson (Amber); his step daughter, Amber Clifton (Michael); 6 grandchildren, Corey,

Katelyn, Carly, Cole, Ella, and Elin; and many siblings, Jack Hargrove (Jean), Janie McPherson

(Vern), Rick Mills (Liz), Ann Wilkes (Ace), Bobbie Arnold (Everett), Carolyn Nelson (Jim), Brenda

Hampton (Ron), Trish Whitt, Wayne Richardson (Barb), Bob Richardson, Chuck Richardson

(Marty), Joe Richardson (Carol), Bill Richardson (Leah); and numerous nephews, nieces,

cousins, and in-laws.

Born and raised in Earle, AR, the son of Willard Richardson and F. Connie Houston.

Jerry served six years in the US Army including two tours of combat duty in Vietnam. He was in

the 82nd Aviation Airborne battalion as a communication specialist.

After the military, Jerry worked for the Naval Research Lab, Bell South, and later formed his own wiring business.

Jerry’s hobbies and activities include photography, music, acting, scuba diving, and travel. He

was an active member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton, TN where he served with the media

team and was a member of the Eternal Riders motorcycle ministry.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Jack and BIL Ace Wilkes.

Services will be held at Second Baptist Church in Clinton, Thursday April 21. Receiving of

friends from 5-7pm with service to follow. Burial Friday April 22 at Tennessee Veterans

Cemetery 9:30 am.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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