Funeral services for Dewey Parnell Richardson, 82, Eudora will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Interment will follow at Eudora Cemetery. Mr. Richardson died July 19, 2011 at Medicalodges in Eudora.
He was born on September 29, 1928 in Timbo, AR the son of Lloyd J. and Merry Ethel (Dodson) Richardson.
He has been a resident of Eudora since 1952.
Dewey worked at Hercules prior to owning and operating Richardson Music in Lawrence from 1959 until he retired in 1971. He taught music lessons and enjoyed playing the guitar and banjo. He was also an avid gardener.
He was a member of the Eudora Baptist Church and was a former member of the Whitewater Baptist Church in Mountain View, AR. He served on the Eudora City Council and the Eudora School Board.
He married Mildred “Lorene” Gammill on May 6, 1946 in Oxley, AR. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Alandra Rice and her husband, Bob, Eudora, KS; two sons, Dwane Richardson and his wife, Valerie, Eudora, KS, Lyle Richardson, and his wife Bobbi, Rogers, AR; six grandchildren, Kyle Christiansen, Kirsten Boyd, Barclay Richardson, Angela Fox, Kinya Patterson & Terra Bounds; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Hugh Richardson, Moberly, MO, Clois Richardson, Mountain View, AR, Don Richardson, England, AR; and one sister, Mona Faye Hayes, Mountain View, AR. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Sibyl Wolverton, Blonda Long, and Dollie Storer.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Eudora Baptist Church or to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.