Jim grew up and went to school in Barbourville, Kentucky. He married Brenda Barlett on October 10, 1998, in Mansfield, Missouri.
Jim was a commercial electrician by trade and he drove a truck for a while. He was also an auctioneer with his own auction barn, which he ran for several years, and he loved to tinker in used furniture sales. Jim loved to spend time with his brother, David, in his garage and aggravate and hang out with his niece and nephews. He loved to hunt, fish, ride motorcycles, and spend quality time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. He loved to play UNO with his kids and grandkids and he was very proud that all of his grandsons had his name. Jim was greatly loved and he will be missed by many.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Richardson; an infant brother, Eddie Richardson; and one sister, Jessia Hammond.
He is survived by Brenda Richardson of their home; two sons, James Derrick Richardson and wife Kristin of Mansfield, Missouri, and Michael Huberts of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Shantella Richardson of Norwood and Elizabeth Hale and husband William of Cabool, Missouri; one brother, David Richardson and wife Dede of Norwood; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends who will greatly miss him.
Visitation was held Monday, May 7, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Joe Wright officiating. Song selections were “Where We’ll Never Grow Old,” “Go Rest High On That Mountain” and “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” sung by Wright County Bluegrass. Other song selections were “Angel” and “Broken Halos.” Quinton Richardson, Trevor Richardson, Justin Moss, Robert Jones, Brian Campbell, Trenton Moore, and Russell Raney served as pallbearers. Burial was in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Jim Richardson Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home.