Mr. Charlie Elmer Richardson, 90, of Readyville died July 13, 2008. He was born June 1, 1918 in Rutherford County, Tenn. He was a lifelong resident of Readyville. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Ethel Mai (Paschal) Richardson.
He is survived by immediate family members, Mable Helton of Readyville; Jennifer Hix of Lafayette, Tenn. and Tonya & Chris Fryman of Lafayette, Tenn., as well as several cousins.
Mr. Richardson was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII in the Medical Corp. He was assigned to duty in the South Pacific/Phillippines. He was a retired employee of Cummings Sign Company with nearly 30 years service. He also worked in a sawmill/lumber yard during younger years. He was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ.
Visitation was be held Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at Thyatira Cemetery. The Military Funeral Honor Detail will be in attendance to fold and present the flag.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with the funeral expenses or to the Veterans and Concerned Citizens for the Veterans of Cannon County. Contact Smith Funeral Home to make a donation or for more information, (615) 563-5337.