Billy Richardson

Billy Quitman Richardson

Friday, January 18th, 1929 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Billy Quitman Richardson passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020. Visitation will be held at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, on Monday, February 17 at noon, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Burial at Thornton Cemetery, in Thornton Texas, immediately following.
Billy was born in a sharecropper’s shack to Pearl and Jewell (Archer) Richardson in Thornton, Texas on January 18, 1929. The third of four children, Billy attended Thornton school until 6th grade when he went to work with his dad digging tanks with mules. At the age of 15, Billy joined his older brother Dub in Louisiana working on the pipeline. He served in Korea for two years, marrying Stella Jones in December 1952. They joked that they were the last unmarried people left in town!
After his discharge from the army, Billy and Stella moved to Waco where Billy began working at the General Tire plant. He would work at the plant until he retired at 58. Their son Steve was born in 1953, followed by son Robert in 1956, and daughter Susan in 1960. They would build their home in Robinson, a home whose door was always open to friends, family, and neighbors. The Richardson family’s passion was camping, traveling across the U.S. with slides to prove it!
Billy was a member of the Church of Christ his entire life, most recently worshipping at the Lakeshore congregation. In his later years, Billy enjoyed perusing the flea markets, drinking coffee with his buddies at Brookshires, and cheating at dominoes at the Robinson Senior Center. He also loved cheering on his great-grandkids at their sporting events.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents Pearl and Jewel (Archer) Richardson, wife Stella (Jones) Richardson, son Steve and daughter Susan, brother Dub and sister Bonnie. He is survived by brother James and wife Barbara, son Robert and wife Diane, daughter-in-law Doris Richardson, granddaughters Mindy Selby and husband Brian, Stacy Wright and husband Regan, Jennifer Same and husband Steve, and grandson Cody Richardson and wife Kelli, along with 9 great-grandchildren: Corgan Butler, Caleb Same, Parker Richardson, Ainsley Selby, Kynzlee Same, Presley Richardson, Wyatt Selby, and Charlie and Margot Wright.
Pallbearers include Brian Selby, Regan Wright, Steven Same, Don Savage, John Favors, Glenn Varner, and honorary pallbearer David Jordan.
The family would like to thank Providence Hospice, and particularly Tammy, Jenny, Virginia, Mary, Jennifer and Sonya.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Ernie Christie
  • Interment

    Thornton Cemetery
    218 E. 11th
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Bobby Strickland

Posted at 02:51pm
Knowing this fine man was an honor. I say that because if it weren't for Mr. Richardson, I would have never known his son Steve, His son gave me strength to persevere through difficulties and great despair. Mr. Richardson made a difference to me as well during a difficult time in his life trusting me to help his son who showed me how to be the hands and feet of Christ for others. God bless him and the family.

Love, Caleb Same & Connecticut Family

Posted at 05:52am
Always in our heart! Our condolences for the family.
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Shelli Sellers

Posted at 08:38pm
We are praying for all the family. Billy brought a smile to the face of everyone he met.
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Keinz Family

Posted at 05:21pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

The Varner Family

Posted at 12:28pm
The fondest memories of Billy fill my heart, we know he stands in the glory of God.
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