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William Eula Richardson, Jr November 23, 1925 - December 21, 2021

Born: Monday Nov 23, 1925

Died: Tuesday Dec 21, 2021

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William E. Richardson, Jr., 96, passed peacefully and received his eternal rewards on December 21, 2021.

He will lie in state at Fair Funeral Home on Monday, December 27, 2021 for visitation from Noon until 5pm. There will be a graveside service at 2pm on Tuesday, December 28th, 2021, at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Eden.

William was born November 23, 1925, to William, Sr. and Cassie Gibson Richardson in Spray, N.C. He was raised there and then moved to Leaksville as a teenager. He entered the Navy in 1942 and served in the Pacific corridor during WWII. He was on a LCI ship numbered 678 delivering soldiers to shore. After his service, he returned to Eden and worked for Fieldcrest Mills as a fixer in the bedspread mill for 42 years until his retirement. He married Connie Terry on June 23, 1952. They raised 4 children together and were married 52 years when she passed away in 2004. Upon retiring from Fieldcrest, he enjoyed activities with family, church, and friends. He was a member of Hampton Heights Baptist Church in Eden, N.C. He loved the Lord, working at the food pantry and delivering meals on wheels.

Junior, as he was known to friends, could fix anything. He built porches, additions, and did all of the work by himself. He loved to ride motorcycles in his youth and went on many rides with friends. He had many friends and was loved by all. After his wife passed, he continued to live independently until age 93. He lived 6 months at Bayberry, then moved to Westchester Manor in High Point to be closer to his two youngest children. Wherever he lived, he was befriended by all and everyone loved him. He was always a helper and an encourager.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Connie T. Richardson, and 8 of his siblings. He is survived by four children, Ken W. Meeks and wife Linda of Bakersfield, CA, Carolyn M. Pruitt and husband Ben of Eden, N.C., Tim E. Richardson and wife Connie of Jamestown, N.C., Annette R. Nicholson and husband Charlie of Jamestown, N.C., his 5 grandchildren, Greg Pruitt and wife Denise of Eden, N.C., Kenneth Meeks and wife Shannon of Bakersfield, CA, Elizabeth M. Smart of High Point, N.C., Amelia Nicholson and fiancé Brian Jobe of Huntersville, N.C., and Ava Nicholson of Jamestown, N.C., his 5 great grandchildren, Conner, Jordan and Kenna Meeks of Bakersfield, CA., Moorea and Bella Smart of High Point, N.C., his sister Hazel Joyce of Eden, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.  He was greatly loved by his family and will be sorely missed.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. He was lovingly and compassionately cared for by them.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.


We loved Mr. William. Love and Prayers Harry & Sandra
Harry & Sandra Edmonds
Dear friends....So sorry for your loss!!! To know him was to love him!!! You all are iny thoughts and prayers at this sad time!!! May God carry y'all through the days ahead and bring you peace and comfort with each step!!! Sending much love and hugs!!!
Micki M Neal
Tim and Annette,
I am so sorry to hear about Junior's passing.  He was a great uncle and always had good things to say about everyone he knew.  His sense of humor was beyond and he was one of my favorite uncles.  I have so many good memories of him and Connie.  You will both be in my prayers and may God comfort you during this time.  Love you both!!!
Barbra Elliott Millsaps
Carolyn I was so sorry to see that your dad has passed away. You and Ben will be in my thoughts and prayers.
BARBARA SMITH
We are so sorry for your loss.  I know he lived a long and productive life.  You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kenny and Debbie
Debbie Whillock
Carolyn,
I am so sorry to read of this.  I thought the world of your Dad - a very kind and dear gentleman, always ready with a smile and word of encouragement.
Prayers for you and the rest of the family.
 
Beverly (Fain) Spence
To: Hazel Joyce and Carolyn Pruitt.......Junior was a great friend to me and I will miss him......Robert Melvin "Butch" Joyce
Robert Melvin Joyce
My thoughts and prayers  are  with you.  May God give  each of you comfort  and peace now  and  in  the  days  ahead.  
Mary Jane Wilson
Sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family have a peaceful holiday....
Matthew silicki
We loved Junior, his funny sense of humor and smile! We are going to miss him greatly. 
Love Always,
Kenneth, Shannon, Conner, Jordan & Kenna Meeks
Shannon L Meeks
Annette, Tim and family,
My sincere condolences. Bill is spending Christmas with Jesus! No more pain and heaven gained a special Angel!
Prayersto all,
Jamie
Jamie Garner
Junior, just one house over, I lived with Carolyn my Aunt your daughter. You were always there with guidance of a friend and family member. You helped me when I felt lost in the world. With advice that made me what I am tod...  You were so much needed and loved in this world.  You were there always.  I will miss you and everyone who loved you will miss you.  You have hard foot steps for anyone to follow.
your home now   
Don Curry 
 
Don Curry
work with him at fieldcrest mills made me laugh best of best rest in peace
Barry Barker
Tim and Connie,

I'm so sorry for your loss.  While I did not know your father, it seems he was a wonderful person and now he's with the Lord.  Again, my condolences.

Sincerely,
Doug Manfredi
Douglas Manfredi
Kenny, Carolyn, Tim and Annette. May our Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Junior was a good man. Many fond memories of us growing up. Our sincere condolences.
Robert & Vicky Slaughter 




 
VICKY SLAUGHTER
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give each of  you  comfort  and  peace now and in the days ahead.  
Mary Jane Wilson
To the family, Sorry for your loss,God will pull all of u through this time of sorrow,we ask him to comfort u as well A farewell to Eula, I have been knowing him all my life, God bless each of u.   Ramona & Roy Carter
Roy Carter
Today, you are celebrating a legacy of a father, grandfather, brother, sister, great grandfather, who dedicated most of his life doing God's work of ministering with the food pantry and good deeds for others. My prayers are with you during this time of loss and in the days ahead. May God bring peace to each of you.
Tommy Griffin
Junior was a great guy and was always a joy to talk to.  My  prayers are with the family.
Patty Smith
Tim  we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
love Nancy and Tammy Chilton
Tammy R Chilton


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