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John Roland Richardson

August 25, 1943 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

John Roland Richardson, 78, of Checotah, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home. 

He was born August 25, 1943 to John and Wilma (Caudle) Richardson in St. Louis, Oklahoma.   

John was raised on the Old Richardson Home place 1 ½ miles West of St. Louis, Oklahoma where he attended St. Louis Public Schools. He raised his family in Moore, Oklahoma until retiring to Lake Eufaula in 1990 where he has lived since. 

He married Wanda Clark in 1961 in St. Louis, Oklahoma and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 

John worked as a machinist at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years until his retirement in 1990. 

He was an avid fisherman (everyday), avid gardener, avid arrowhead collector and deer hunter.  John also enjoyed pheasant hunting, raising and training birddogs, and loved camping and going out on the pontoon boat.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilma Richardson; great-granddaughter, Rhea Johnson; 3 sisters, Wanda Etchieson, Lena Rawls Bradley and Ruth Lewis; and 2 brothers, Michael Richardson, Melvin “Buster” Richardson. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 60 years, Wanda Richardson of the home; 3 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Sandra and Jorge Zarate, Shelly and Ken Chadwick and Sharon and Doug Pollard; 6 grandchildren, Renee, John, Kevin, Taylor, Alec & Grey; 1 great-granddaughter, Clara; 3 sisters, Leoma Himes, Shirley Marsellos and Laverne Whittern; 1 brother, Ronnie Richardson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. 

Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022 and from 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022 through service time.  Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home.  Service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins, Sharon Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Family Gathering
Sunday
May 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Visitation
Tuesday
May 31, 2022

9:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Cooper Funeral Home
210 W. Walnut
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Funeral Service
Tuesday
May 31, 2022

2:00 PM
Sharon Baptist Church
19002 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801

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