A Masonic graveside service for Charles Edwin Richardson of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Hall and the Rev. Andy Comer officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 221. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Charles Edwin Richardson died Tuesday March 19, 2013, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
He was born in Kirkland on June 6, 1928, the son of Floyd Richardson and Icey (McCullough) Richardson.
He married Cherry Wanda Browning in Vernon on Dec. 11, 1967; she survives.
He was a retired dairyman, a member of Davis Street Baptist Church and a Mason for over 50 years. He was the former director of Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op, former president of Sulphur Springs Golden K Kiwanis Club and a member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.
Other survivors include four sons, Charles Edwin Richardson Jr. of Pilot Point, Chester Clay and wife, Talisha, of Sulphur Springs, Lionel Craig and wife, Dixie, of Spearfish, S.D., and Michael Hoybook and wife, Mary Ellen, of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Christine Wiseman of New Iberia, La., and Betty Beavers of McGregor; grandchildren Charles Edwin Richardson III, Jennifer Jones, Guy Richardson, Carolyn Richardson, Daniel Richardson, Virginia Richardson, Tony Barton, Brandie Cooper, Mallory Hoybook, Marshall Hoybook, Anna Marie Richardson, Nathan Wilson, Deanna Bowen, Kristen Bowen, Cameron Bowen and Chelsey Osborn; great-grandchildren Dillon and Dalton Mitchell; and great-great-grandchild Brooklyn Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Barton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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