William Clavin “Billy” Richardson Sr., 86, of Seaboard, Ala. died Feb. 13, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.
He was born Nov. 25, 1926. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served on several church boards. He was a Mason for over 50 years and a member of the Chatom Masonic Lodge #740. He worked as a private game warden and forester for the Harrell and Slade Families. He loved caring for and feeding wildlife and was an avid University of Alabama football fan.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Belle Richardson, Seaboard; three sons, William Sanford (Pat) Richardson, Tibbie, John Albert “Jake” Richardson, John Andrew (Andrea) Richardson, all of Tallassee; four daughters, Pat (Ernest) Tucker, Tibbie, Peggy (Joe) Harrell, Sunflower, Polly (Chris) Odom, Deer Park, Pam Seidler, Waverly; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Fannie B. Richardson a son, William Calvin “Willie” Richardson Jr.; two brothers, John “Johnny” A. Richardson, Henry B. Richardson and three sisters, Margaret Thames, Eva Greene and Ida Bronaugh.
The service was Feb. 16 at Bethel United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary Williams officiating. Burial was in the Richardson Family Cemetery in Chatom.
Active pallbearers were Hank Richardson, Abb Richardson, Joe Harrell Sr., Chris Odom, Tyler Odom and Josh Seidler.
Honorary pallbearers were W.A. Monk Knight, Chris Tucker, Norel Turner, Sue Turner, Leon Richardson, Craig Richardson, Ernest Tucker, John Andrew “Drew” Richardson, Richard Stringer, Terry Richardson, Joe Harrell Jr., Ben Harrell, Kaleb Richardson, Blake Odom, Shane Richardson, Kyle Richardson, Brent Richardson, William Calvin “Bucky” Richardson III and Dan Richardson.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Chatom directed. (5-1tp)