J. T. was a member of the Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a retired employee of I.S.P formerly G.A.F. in Calvert City. He was a graduate of Lone Oak High School in the class of 1957. J.T. was proud to serve, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed gardening, sail boating, art sculpturing and creating things with his hands.
He is survived by his wife, Mila Rendon Richardson, two daughters, Brenda Richardson of Paducah, Teresa Whittington and husband Dwight of Blairsville, Georgia; one son, Paul Anthony Richardson and wife Kathleen of Pearl Ridge, Lousiana; three sisters, Linda Johnson and husband Roddy of Paducah, Brenda Dodd and husband Max of West Paducah and Terrella Hancock of Paducah; five grandchildren, Jodie Johnson, Clarissa Walden, Brandon Richardson, Jon Paul Richardson and Jessica Caneer; three great-grandchildren, Kinsey Caneer, Brooklyn Johnson and Savannah Johnson, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Terrell Richardson and Rosa Lee Elliott Richardson.
Services were held Thursday, June 19 at 5 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Rev. Brent Ballow officiated.
Expression of sympathy may be made to Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3950 Lovelaceville Road, Paducah, KY 42001.