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Bill L. Richardson, 73, Springfield, Missouri, went to be with his Lord on June 18, 2013. He faced a long illness, battling cancer with great strength and grace. Bill took great comfort from his faith in the Lord.
Bill was born in Arkansas and has been a resident of Springfield most of his life. He served in the Army and Army Reserves 8 years. After 28 years, he retired from Kraft Foods. He loved to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Bill was a member of Second Baptist Church and a deacon for over 28 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents T.J. and Stella Richardson; two brothers Troyce and Floy.
Bill is survived by his wife, Judy; a daughter Sheri Reeves and her husband Rodney; a son Brian and his wife Sharla; six grandchildren Andrew, Emma and Grace Reeves and Jordan, Jarrett and Jace Richardson; a sister Treda Moore.
Funeral service for Bill will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with interment in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the funeral home.
Published in the News-Leader from June 20 to June 21, 2013