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November 4, 1929 - December 7, 2011 TULSA Charles Holt Richardson was born in a teacherage in Ray City, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma on November 4, 1929 (six days after the crash of the stock market). He was the son of Holt N. and Ida Mae Teague Richardson. His parents were school administrators and teachers during the central Oklahoma oil field boom. Charles passed away after a long illness on December 7, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, lovingly cared for by his wife of 26 years, Anna Louise Arnold Richardson. Charles graduated from high school in Lenapah, Oklahoma and from college at Southern Methodist University. He received his Bachelors of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Charles was ordained into ministry in the Methodist Church and served churches in Norman, Mooreland, Sulphur, Mangum, Tulsa, Durant, and Oklahoma City. He also served as District Superintendent for the Oklahoma City South District and was the director of Methodist Manor in Tulsa from 1988 to 1994. He is preceded in death by wife, Margaret Wilson Richardson, in 1983, and brother, Bill, in 2006. Charles is survived by wife, Anna Richardson. He is also survived by children Beth, Charlie, and Thomas and grandchildren, Alana, Marc, and Samantha. He was a loving step-father to Trish Deal, Amy and Vic Caudle, and grandfather to Trey, Lindsey, and Madison Lewis, and Melanie and Samuel Caudle. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in Charles' memory to OMRF (Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation) for Alzheimer's Research.

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Published in Oklahoman on Dec. 9, 2011.
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December 13, 2011
Beth -- Met you at UMW Assembly where you led a group. Your father sounds like a very, very special person. My prayers are with you and your family.
Betty Smith
December 13, 2011
An early influence that saw fruits in my writing. Thank you, Mr. Richardson. Ron Dee (Tulsa, OK)
December 12, 2011
Beth, may you find comfort in the arms of our sweet Lord Jesus. You and your family have been in my prayers. Blessings to you all.
Blanca Longhurst
December 9, 2011
Sending prayers for God's peace and comfort for you all. Charlie was a special man and we are all blessed to have known him. Donna (Goodwin) Diller and family
December 9, 2011
Beth and family, prayers at your Dad's death. I join with you in celebrating his life - and ministry in the United Methodist Church. You carry on the legacy and love.
Rev. B.J. Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
December 9, 2011
What a journey through earth's passage! Peace and comfort to the melded family.
carolyn belshe
December 9, 2011
Beth, holding all you in prayer as you gather to celebrate your dad's life. Blessings, Judy Atwood
Judy Atwood
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