Dewey Richardson

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. 

7 Condolences

  1. Keith Richardson on July 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I always enjoyed visiting with Dewey. My prayer is that God will comfort Lorene and the kids all the days ahead.

  2. Vicki Richardson Schutzler on July 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Lorene, the children, and rest of the family.

  3. Craig and Gloria Blevins Jacob on July 24, 2011 at 7:04 am

    So sorry to hear of Dewey’s death. We have so many fond memories of him. He will be missed!

  4. Rick Sanchez on July 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    So sorry to hear about Dewey. I moved to Lawrence as a 9th grader in 1968 and the store was my home away from home. To this day, many of my closest friends from Lawrence are people I met at Richardson’s. We’ve lost too many. Condolences to all of the family and many many friends who hold very fond memories.

  5. Andy Curry on August 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    My condolences to Dewey’s family and friends. I’ll always remember fondly playing music with Dwane and Dewey.

  6. Garth Fundis on August 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    My condolences to Dewey’s family. Richardson Music was like Disneyland for me at age 13. He gave me some of my first guitar lessons…he was patient, gentle, encouraging and kind! Thanks and bless you, Dewey!

  7. Dick Storer on September 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I remember Dewey so well and all of the memories are wonderful. He was once my Brother-in-Law. Although I had not seen him or any of his family for many years they were never far from my thoughts.

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