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Richard "Dick" Richardson

Obituary for Richard "Dick" Richardson

October 15, 1944 - October 2, 2019
Rising Sun, Maryland | Age 74

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Richard "Dick" Benson Richardson of Rising Sun, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on October 15, 1944 to the late Herbert C. Richardson, Sr. and Alice Jeanette (Burkins) Richardson.

A Vietnam veteran, Dick proudly served the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany. He was a member of the VFW Post 465 and American Legion Post 194, both in Rising Sun, also serving in the honor guard with the American Legion. Dick was with the Rising Sun Fire police for a time as well. Having worked in a variety of jobs throughout his life, he was very proud of the time he spent working as a correctional officer.

Dick liked to work on wood working projects in his spare time. He also enjoyed watching the Washington Redskins, and his favorite Nascar driver, Dale Earnhart. Dick could often be found spending time with his friends at the American Legion.

Dick is survived by two children: Kathryn (Kevin) Wallace and Scott (Vickie) Richardson; five grandchildren: Adam Lee Jones, Molly Kathryn Jones, Natalie Grace Jones, Jordon Scott Richardson and Logan Greer Richardson; great-granchild, Carson Kuch; twin sister, Marietta Grevis and two brothers: Herbert (Maureen) C. Richardson, Jr and Jim (Elaine) Richardson.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Jane Richardson and brother, Thomas C. Richardson.

A military honors for Dick will be held at 11am on Friday, October 18, 2019 at West Nottingham Presbyterian Cemetery, 133 Harrisville Rd., Colora, MD 21917. Afterward, a memorial gather will be held 12pm – 5pm at the American Legion Post 194, 338 E. Main St., Rising Sun, MD 21911. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Marietta Grevis" to offset funeral expenses, and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Marietta Grevis" to offset funeral expenses, and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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