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March 06, 2024

Obituary

Richard Victor Richardson

December 4, 1942 - March 2, 2024

Richard Victor Richardson, age 81 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at his home.

Rich was born December 4, 1942 in New Orleans and moved to Franklinton when he was six. He graduated from Franklinton High School and attended LSU. He joined the police force in New Orleans in 1965 and was on the force until 1971 when he moved to California. In California he was in the electronics industry and later managed a chain of family owned television, stereo and appliance stores. His greatest joy was fishing. While in California he fished extensively off the coast, primarily around Monterey Bay. In 1999 he and his brother purchased a fish camp out of LaFrance, Mississippi. He lived for the times he could fly back to fish the bayous and open water out of Pearl River. He loved it so much that he retired early to have more time to enjoy his passion. He started the “Old Coots Reunion” every year inviting his old Louisiana friends to spend the weekend and relive old memories of their youth and to make new ones.

Later, he invited his California friends to join in with his Franklinton friends, and many more stories were told. Fact checking was not required. Ladies were not invited to these gatherings until finally we encouraged them to have the “Mud Hens” on Friday night. He also had a great love for fast cars and motorcycles. He rode Harley Davidson motorcycles and had several sports cars and his beloved Chevy Nova he nicknamed Novocain. Golf was a favorites sport and when he came to Franklinton he joined the “Walking Nine” at the Franklinton Country Club. It was a group of men who shared not only the sport but great camaraderie as well. After Katrina and the demise of the camp he turned his interests to airplane computer simulations. He added more and more equipment to his computer and was able to “virtually” fly anywhere in the world on various aircraft. At the end of the day, he always said he loved being home.

Survived by: Wife: Nancy Carroll Richardson; 2 Brothers and a Sister in law: Chess and Linda Richardson of Isabel, La, Michael Richardson of Franklinton, La; Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents H.C. Richardson, Jr. and Lucille Richardson and his nephew Jason Richardson.

A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday March 6, 2024 in Ellis Cemetery.

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