Thomas B. Richardson
Thomas B. Richardson, 94, of Springfield died on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born January 20, 1922 in Auburn, IL to John Thomas and Marie Richardson. He married Myra Krell on June 16, 1951 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Thomas (Scarlett) Richardson of Arcola, IL, three grandchildren, two sisters, Nancy McCandless and Judith (Frank) Blahofski both of Springfield, dear friend, Jean Frakes of Springfield and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert (Gene) Richardson and two sisters, Dorothy Mordock and Helen Kruger.
Tom was a veteran of World War II where he served as a mechanic on the railroad in India. He worked for Buckhart Sand and Gravel and retired in 1990 after 35 years. At his retirement he was Superintendent for the plant. After retirement he enjoyed traveling and woodworking and entered many of his projects in the Illinois State Fair for which he received several awards. He was a long time member of and active in the Historic Grace Lutheran Church. He served as Major of the Color Guard at the Ansar Shrine. He was a member of Operating Engineers #965.
Visitation: 5 – 7 pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. An additional visitation will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 am Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Historic Grace Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Historic Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas Christell officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Historic Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry or Shriners Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63110