LINCOLNTON - Samuel Ernest Richardson, 61, passed away on July 14, 2013, after an extended illness.
Sam was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Marion, S.C., to Dock O'Neil Richardson and Mable Irene Richardson.
Sam is survived by the love of his life, Deborah J. Richardson; four sons, Brian Andrew Richardson and wife, Alejandra Richardson of Dallas, NC, Sam D. Richardson of Gaffney, SC, Samuel E. Richardson, Jr. of Henderson-ville, NC, Dennis J. Richardson of Hendersonville, NC; mother, Mable I. Richardson of Gastonia, NC; brothers, Don O. Richardson of Lexington, NC, David E. Richardson of Dallas, NC, Ron C. Richardson of Lexington, NC; five grandchildren, Collin Andrew Richardson, Paige Richardson, Beth Richardson, Bailey Richardson and Shelby Richardson.
Sam was preceded in death by his father, Dock O'Neil Richardson.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 West 2nd Ave., Gastonia.
Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carothers Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Richardson family.