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George Will Richardson


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George Will Richardson Obituary
George Will Richardson, 86, of Lonoke, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock.
Mr. Richardson was born July 2, 1932, to parents George Washington Richardson and Minnie Bell Richardson in Hempstead County.
Mr. Richardson was the Agricultural Liaison Officer at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. As the Agriculture Liaison Officer, Richardson worked with and provided assistance and support to the University's Office of Career Services, School of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Human Sciences, Youth Enterprise in Agriculture Counselor/Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corporation and youth component of the East Arkansas Enterprise Community, Inc., to increase student enrollment, retention, and enhance a well-educated diverse USDA workforce through recruitment and counseling.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education. He graduated fifth in his class in 1958. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the Commencement Address. Richardson's career in agriculture started with the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) in 1963 and continued until his health failed. He was a Rural Development Specialist.
While with FmHA, now USDA Rural Development, Richardson worked as assistant county supervisor, county supervisor, and assistant district director. He was designated as a state appraiser for multi-family housing in 1982 and continued this collateral duty, until becoming the first African American Community and Business Loan Specialist in the nation in 1985. Throughout his career, George often found ways to reach out and help others. 
He leaves to celebrate his homegoing his wife, Joyce Mosley Richardson of Little Rock; children, Kyle Richardson of Little Rock, Kirk Richardson of Allen, Texas, Joyce Trellyce Richardson-Lambert of Houston, Texas, Ronald Richardson( Lydia) of North Little Rock and five grandchildren, Ivan LoRon, Iesha Lambert, Isley Lambert, Lisa Lambert and Christian Lu.
The wake for Mr. Richardson will be Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Union Valley Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6411 S Kerr Road in Scott. Burial will be Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, 1501 W Maryland Ave., in North Little Rock.
Services Entrusted to Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke. Visit the online guestbook at www.boydfuneralhome.net
Published in Times-Herald on Sept. 13, 2018
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