William Joseph (Bill) Richardson

Graveside services for William Joseph (Bill) Richardson, 70, Pottersville, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Elijah Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Richardson passed away at 8:21 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Ozarks Medical Center.

He was born February 26, 1950, at Pottersville, Missouri, to James Cecil Richardson and Bertha Lou Collins Richardson.  Bill graduated from Bakersfield High School with the Class of 1968.  On March 18, 19792, he was married at St. Louis, Missouri, to Deborah Gale Burke, who preceded him in death on January 1, 2008.  He enjoyed fishing, watching football and listening to music; he loved his family and enjoyed time with them and his grandchildren.  Mr. Richardson was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by three children, Shan Marie Richardson, West Plains, Brian O’Neal Richardson, Pottersville, Missouri and Brett Auburn Richardson, Pottersville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Justin Brown, Brittany Major, Makayla Hensley, Laiken McKinney, Paydon Guernsey, Samantha Schulz and Kalie Cole; three great-grandchildren, Isaiah Velarde, Buddy Schulz and Jameson Major; four brothers, Charles Richardson and wife, Phyllis, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Doyle Richardson and wife, Joan, West Plains, Jerry Richardson and wife, Vickey, Bakersfield, Missouri and Gary Richardson and wife, Janet, Bakersfield, Missouri; two sisters, Sherry Pemberton and husband, Rocky, Gamaliel, Arkansas and Terry Collins and husband, Morgan, Caulfield, Missouri; and a host of nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife and one brother, James Richardson, preceded him in death.