Lawrence Richardson Jr.

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Lawrence Bedford Richardson Jr., 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Chester, S.C., son of Lawrence B. and Mildred Robbins Richardson Sr.

Richardson was in the U.S. Navy from June 20, 1942, to Jan. 23, 1946, and served aboard the USS Joseph Stanton and the USS Barazen. He was awarded the American Area Medal, European African Mideast Area Medal and Victory Medal.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Larry Richardson of Santa Clara, Utah; a daughter, Brenda Kay of Valley Center, Calif.; a brother, Bill Richardson of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park, with military graveside rites.