Jack Richardson

Jack Richardson, 100, peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Butler House at Martha Coker Greenhouses in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson was born on October 30, 1917, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 88 years.

He attended Yazoo City schools and graduated from Yazoo City

High School.  At the beginning of World War II, he served in the 71st Costal Artillery Unit, anti-aircraft division of the U.S. Army and was sent to Italy.

After the war, he was employed at Yazoo Motor Co., and then was a partner and managed Yazoo Parts Company. He was later co-owner of Dan-Jack Chevrolet Company for many years.

Even though he never had children of his own, he was a wonderful step-father, grandfather and uncle to all the children in his family. They all loved him for his colorful personality, being fun loving and cool. He was also quite generous to them and was involved in all their accomplishment and activities.

He spent many happy days at the Yazoo Country Club playing golf with his friends, and later worked in the Pro Shop there after he retired.  Jack loved to fish and duck hunt in his younger days. Called “Captain” by many friends, he spent lots of time at Daphne Island where he docked his boat the MiMi I and later the MiMi II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred McKee Richardson; and sisters, Olive Richardson Anderson and Georgia Katherine Richardson.

Survivors include grandchildren: Bruce Plunkett (Joyce) of Madison, Charles Plunkett (Shannon) of Jackson, Bobby Park (Tracy) of Brandon, and Melanie Park of Ridgeland, and seven great-grandchildren.  Also nieces, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills (Darell) of Yazoo City, a nephew, Jim Anderson;  ten great nieces and nephews and eleven great-great nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Bruce Plunkett, Charles Plunkett, Bobby Park, Jay Atkinson, J Anderson, Jason Mathis and Scott Baker.

Honorary pallbearers are Roger McGrath, Sam Olden, Darell Mills, Brent Morgan, Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Haley Barbour, William Carroll, David Richardson, Jr., Lamar McMillian, Jr. and Dr. William Thompson.

The family would like to thank all the staff of the Martha Coker Greenhouses for showering Uncle Jack with much love and tender care in the six plus years he resided with them.  A special thank you to “his girls” at the Butler House, Annie Lee, Adrian Jackson, Miranda McCollum, Theresa Robey, Kimberly Bell,  Linda Garrette and all the others that cared for him as he “ruled the roost”!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to First Presbyterian Church, French Camp Academy or Palmer Home.

Jack Richardson, 100, peacefully passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at the Butler House at Martha Coker Greenhouses in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service at 11:00 at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City with burial following at Glenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson was born on October 30, 1917, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 88 years.

He attended Yazoo City schools and graduated from Yazoo City

High School.  At the beginning of World War II, he served in the 71st Costal Artillery Unit, anti-aircraft division of the U.S. Army and was sent to Italy.

After the war, he was employed at Yazoo Motor Co., and then was a partner and managed Yazoo Parts Company. He was later co-owner of Dan-Jack Chevrolet Company for many years.

Even though he never had children of his own, he was a wonderful step-father, grandfather and uncle to all the children in his family. They all loved him for his colorful personality, being fun loving and cool. He was also quite generous to them and was involved in all their accomplishment and activities.

He spent many happy days at the Yazoo Country Club playing golf with his friends, and later worked in the Pro Shop there after he retired.  Jack loved to fish and duck hunt in his younger days. Called “Captain” by many friends, he spent lots of time at Daphne Island where he docked his boat the MiMi I and later the MiMi II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred McKee Richardson; and sisters, Olive Richardson Anderson and Georgia Katherine Richardson.

Survivors include grandchildren: Bruce Plunkett (Joyce) of Madison, Charles Plunkett (Shannon) of Jackson, Bobby Park (Tracy) of Brandon, and Melanie Park of Ridgeland, and seven great-grandchildren.  Also nieces, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills (Darell) of Yazoo City, a nephew, Jim Anderson;  ten great nieces and nephews and eleven great-great nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Bruce Plunkett, Charles Plunkett, Bobby Park, Jay Atkinson, J Anderson, Jason Mathis and Scott Baker.

Honorary pallbearers are Roger McGrath, Sam Olden, Darell Mills, Brent Morgan, Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Haley Barbour, William Carroll, David Richardson, Jr., Lamar McMillian, Jr. and Dr. William Thompson.

The family would like to thank all the staff of the Martha Coker Greenhouses for showering Uncle Jack with much love and tender care in the six plus years he resided with them.  A special thank you to “his girls” at the Butler House, Annie Lee, Adrian Jackson, Miranda McCollum, Theresa Robey, Kimberly Bell,  Linda Garrette and all the others that cared for him as he “ruled the roost”!

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to First Presbyterian Church, French Camp Academy or Palmer Home.