Joseph Edward Richardson, affectionately known as “Joe Ed”, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 12.
Joe was the loving husband of Geraldine “Deanie” Whitley Richardson for 64 ½ years. A recent resident of Pawleys Island and Surfside Beach, SC, Joe was a native of Star, NC, where he spent most of his life as first an employee, then President, and finally CEO of Clayson Knitting Company (CKC) of Star, NC.
As a boy, Joe was an Eagle Scout, was an Engineman Second Class in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, served as a volunteer fireman at the Star Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Star United Methodist Church, served as a board member on the Montgomery County School Board, member of the Masonic Lodge in Biscoe, NC, the Oasis Shriners in Charlotte, NC, where he was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters.
A memorial service is planned on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Star United Methodist Church Cemetery followed by food and fellowship at the Old Biscoe Elementary School in Biscoe, NC.
Joe was the son of Clay Vance Richardson and Elsie Presnell Richardson, brother to Ann Richardson Winstead, Louise Richardson Hartley Rose, Clay Vance Richardson Jr., and John Monroe Richardson. Joe was born on June 17, 1932 in the house that still stands at 149 King St. Star, NC.
Joe was preceded in death by his first son, Joseph Edward (Eddie) Richardson Jr., and his wife, Geraldine Whitley Richardson.
Joe is survived by sister, Louise Richardson Hartley Rose, and brother, John Monroe Richardson. He is survived by son, Ted Richardson and wife, Claire, of Myrtle Beach, SC, daughter, Jo Ann Richardson of Eagle Springs, NC, son, Charles Richardson, and wife, Lisa, of Seven Lakes, NC. Granddaddy to 9 grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Aaron, Hayley, Colby, Carson, Clay, Jaxon and Zoë. Great Granddaddy to 5 great-grand-children, Anna Grace, Carter, Finley, Elsie Jo, and Whitley Jean.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Oasis Temple, Shriners Children's Hospitals, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262-8410 or to the FirstHealth Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Star United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saturday September 30th, 2017
252 South Main Street
Star, NC 27356
Special Instructions: The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the Old Biscoe School following the graveside service.Text me the address
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Gwendolyn Dumas Person lit a candle on Sep 20 2017 11:46:35 AM
Ted, Jo Ann, and Charlie, I was looking forward to going to visit Joe Ed after he got moved. Zoe had told me he was moving back up here. It's been several years since I had seen him and even more years since I worked at Clayson! I have such fond memories of the 11 years of working with him and Vance in the office. What a great place to work. Mr. CV Richardson always took care of his employees and Joe Ed and Vance carried on that tradition. I hate I didn't get the chance to tell both of them that. Pleas know I will be praying for you and your families in the days and weeks ahead. Sincerely, Pat (Tricia) Mabe
Submitted by Pat Mabe (Tricia) on Sep 19 2017 09:46:37 PM
I loved Joe and Deanie so much and am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Joe will be very much missed. I moved to South Carolina 9 years ago, for years before I moved there up until 2 Christmas' ago, my family always had Joe and his beautiful wife over for Christmas dinner and festivities. That's how I remember my Christmas' for well over 14 years. They also always had a great and fun cookout every July 4th. He and his wife were absolutely precious, giving, loving, funny and will be very much missed. Joe, I know you're dancing with your bride in the Kingdom of Heaven now just like you wanted. You will be very much missed
Submitted by Kristin Lee on Sep 18 2017 08:38:05 AM
So sorry to hear.
Submitted by Robin Nickles on Sep 18 2017 03:02:51 AM
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Daniel Dunn lit a candle on Sep 18 2017 01:28:38 AM
My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Submitted by Peggy McKenzie on Sep 17 2017 10:20:01 AM
Dear JoeAnn Charlie Ted and Aaron ,My heart is sadden to see my friend from the Lakes has passed away,I am so glad that I got to know him and enjoyed our Friendship .Mr Joe was a very special veteran,and person who loved his Family very much and found joy in you guys .I loved listening to him talk he will be missed. I've added an another Angel to my heart of people I have loved and lost on this earth .Take care of each other. Love Lynn Sullivan Mrs Marlows caregiver at the Lakes
Submitted by Lynn Sullivan on Sep 17 2017 06:07:48 AM
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