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Robert G Richardson

July 2, 1930 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 88)

Robert G. Richardson, 88, of Evansville, Indiana; formerly of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Evansville, IN, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born July 2, 1930 in Browns, Illinois the son of Thomas F. and Florence (Deisher) Richardson.  He married Stella LaVerne  Matchell on January 26, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Robert was proud of his service to his country in the U.S. Army and was privileged to be included in the Honor Flight Program in November 2018.

He loved working in his garden and spending time with his family and watching it grow.  He was employed at Snap-On Tools in custodial work.

Bob is survived by his children, David Richardson of Evansville, IN, James (Carie) Richardson of Mt. Carmel, Brenda (Chuck) Persinger of Evansville, IN; eleven grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Goodman of Mt. Carmel.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Gladys Fortner, sister, Mary Rayborn, brother, John Richardson and infant brother, Frederick T. Richardson.

Funeral service for Bob will be Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry St., Mt. Carmel, IL. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial with full military honors will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery on College Drive in Mt. Carmel.        

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Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Robert’s family.

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