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Eugene Richardson
November 22, 1926 - December 17, 2020

Charles Eugene Richardson, Sr. was born Monday, November 22, 1926 in Trumann, AR.  On December 17, 2020 at the age of 94 years and 25 days he entered the gates of Heaven to be with his Lord.       Eugene is survived by his wife, Rosemary Richardson of Trumann; two sons, Richie (Mary Jane) Richardson of Trumann and Ronnie (Rhonda) Richardson of Cabot;  seven grandchildren Jill (Brent) Lewellen of Rossville, TN, Ryan (Penny) Richardson of Haskell, Nick (Alison) Richardson of Little Rock, Kristie (Stephen) Daniel of Las Vegas, NV, Chris (Jana) Cason of Cabot, Kim (Ronnie) Simmons of Vilonia and Kamille Best of Rogers; one step-son Beau Ballard of Trumann; two step-granddaughters Alexandria Ballard and Anna Claire Ballard of Trumann, twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandsons.       Eugene was proceeded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Virginia Richardson, granddaughter Audra Allen, brother Clifford Richardson, his sister Mavis Richardson and his parents Hubert Lynn and Chlora Marie Glass Richardson.       Eugene was a member of the Promised Land General Baptist Church and First General Baptist Church of Trumann for many years.  He became a deacon at 22 years of age, the youngest ordained deacon at that time.  Eugene taught Sunday School, served as Sunday School Director and Music Director at both General Baptist Churches in Trumann for decades. He served as President of the Arkansas Assembly of General Baptist Home Missionary Board.  He worked at the local Community Center serving meals to the homeless for numerous years.  He led many people to Christ during his lifetime.  He was an outstanding Christian example to his family, friends and the community. Eugene was a lifelong farmer and Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year in 1959.  He was an avid golfer with two holes-in-one during his lifetime.  He loved to travel, was a member of the Trumann Masonic Lodge, and served on the Trumann School District School Board for 10 years.      Eugene was a loving, caring, giving and considerate Christian man.  He would gladly help anyone, including strangers and he touched the lives of many.  He was an amazing man who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.         A graveside service will be Tuesday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Darrel Miller officiating.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First General Baptist Church, 15765 Promised Land Ln, Trumann, AR  72472.       In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks.     An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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December 22, 2020
02:00 PM

Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
3910 Harrisburg Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
(870)932-6532

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  1. Demetreal Harp, Trumann, AR says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Eugene was a great man and will be greatly missed. He was always a very happy man.

  2. James and Susan Carson, 5 Pine Tree Rd, Cabot, Ar. 72023 says

    Ron, so sorry for your loss. Just from reading your dad’s obituary, you could certainly tell what a Godly man he was and how he touched so many lives. Heaven just gained a special Angel.

  3. Charles Douglas Pankey, Little Rock, Ar. says

    I could listen to Eugene, Herman and Uncle AC talk and tell stories all day. Promised land on earth lost another but, Heaven gained a great one.

  4. Mary Brinkley Colona, Fenton says

    Wonderful memories of Eugene, Gin and his parents singing a Revival meetings in our little church in Tulot. Love and prayers to Richie and Ronnie and their family.

  5. Dovie Goza , says

    Prayers for family. Dovie Goza and family.

  6. Laverne Loveland Prichard, Harrison Ar. says

    Rosemary,I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and brother Thomas..So sad that they both died just 5 days apart and so close to Christmas. Praying that God Blesses and gives you and family comfort.

  7. Stephen Salvaggio, Lake Worth Florida says

    I played golf with Gene at Lake Worth Golf Course, for many years. I enjoyed every minute I was around him, I will miss him dearly. Sorry for your loss...

  8. Mary Lee Brock Cunningham, Jonesboro says

    What a long wonderful life for his family to celebrate! Eugene was a part of the backbone of theTrumann community for all my youth when I lived in Trumann - a respected, honorable man. All my sincerest sympathy to the family.

  9. karen penna, brandon, ms. says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was a very special man and will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  10. Johnnie Kendall, Star City says

    Sending condolences....

  11. V J Whitt, West Memphis says

    So sorry for your loss. I remember the basketball games we used to have in your backyard. May he Rest In Peace.

  12. ALICEGRACE TODDY, Mt. HOME, ARK. says

    RoseMary I'm truly sorry FOR UR loss. Prayers for u and his family.

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