James Martin "Jim" Richardson

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

James Martin "Jim" Richardson, 90, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born on June 21, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and was the son of the late Don W. and Margaret (Cotner) Richardson.

Jim was united in marriage to Roma Blake on March 31, 1957, and to this union six children were born.  

Jim served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a retired farmer and Research Associate for the University of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Max Richardson; and sister, LaDon Walter.

Jim is survived by his six children, Blake Richardson and wife Karen, Hattie Mae Carter and husband David, Ben Richardson and wife Allison, John Richardson and wife Kay, Bobby Richardson and wife Rachael, and Kate Richardson; grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson, Claire Cremeens, Lucy Cunningham and husband Ted, Will Richardson, Matthew Richardson, Della Mae Richardson, Griff Richardson, Lillian Richardson, Remy Lebeau, Elijah Lebeau, and Roma Grace Lebeau; sister-in-law, Roberta Richardson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Jennie Blake; three nieces; three nephews; and several cousins.

Visitation was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021, at First United Methodist Church in Piggott. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Joe Cole officiating.  Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Pallbearers were David Gregory, Noah Gregory, David Hill, Kirby Johnson, David Lyman, and Steve Lyman. Don Roeder served as an honorary pallbearer.  Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was File name:in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Piggott Library, Disabled American Veterans, or St. Jude Children's Research Center.