Billy Richardson, 1927-2019

Billy D. Richardson, 91, of Rolling Prairie, IN, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home.

He was born June 10, 1927, in LaPorte, the son of James Richardson and Elizabeth (Lampson) Richardson.

Billy retired in 1991 after working 43 years as a tool and dye maker at U.S. Berkel. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a charter member of Rolling Prairie VFW Post 9423 and a member of First Christian Church in Rolling Prairie. Billy enjoyed fishing, golf, watching football, and spending time with his family.

On June 24, 1947, in Rolling Prairie, he married Patricia (Hickman) Richardson, who preceded him in death Sept. 19, 1999.

He is survived by his brother, Tom (Arlene) Richardson of Niles, MI, and four grandchildren, Kevin Richardson of Knox, IN, Melissa Mitchell of Knox, Tiffany Gee of South Bend, IN, and Jeffery Houk of Rolling Prairie, IN.

Billy was preceded in death by both his parents; son, Larry Richardson; daughter, Penny Houk; two brothers, John Richardson and Donald Richardson; three sisters, Doris Wirich, Joan Persinger and Carol Bledecki; and grandson, Jeremy Richardson.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Tuesday, May 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. A life celebration will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Marron officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the Rolling Prairie VFW Post 9423 Honor Guard at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Rolling Prairie, 113 W. Michigan St., Rolling Prairie, IN 46371; Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637; or VFW of Rolling Prairie Post 9423, 4202 N. 400 E., Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

One Response to “Billy Richardson, 1927-2019”

  1. Mike

    May 18. 2019

    Quite an impressive life… thank you, Sir, for your service!

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