Deas Manning Richardson, 87, of Spartanburg, SC, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at his home. Born September 14, 1928, in Clarendon County, SC, he was the son of the late Richard Charles Richardson and Martha Waring Perry Richardson and husband of the late Betty McDougal Richardson.
Mr. Richardson attended Porter Military Academy, was a 1945 graduate of Edmunds High School in Sumter, SC before enlisting in the Merchant Marines in the spring of 1945, and then transferred to the US Navy in December of 1945. After his time in service, he graduated from The Citadel in 1951. With his business degree in hand, he spent the next 46 years in managerial positions with four companies in three different states. His last move was to Spartanburg in 1973, working for Montgomery Industries and Piedmont Interstate Warehouse for the next 24 years. He enjoyed his many years of service to the Sertoma Club, Junior Achievement, Mobile Meals, and Southeastern Warehouse Association. A lifelong Episcopalian, Mr. Richardson was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent. He enjoyed golf, gardening, and 41 years of playing poker with good friends. His greatest joy was his service to his home and his family.
Survivors include his children, Frances Perry Richardson Bishop (Gary) of Cumming, GA and Polly Richardson Helms (Phifer) of Charlotte, NC; Deas Manning Richardson, Jr. and Charles Arthur Richardson, both of Spartanburg, SC; granddaughters, Virginia Helms Warlick (Coulter), Sarah Frances Helms, and Caroline Bowie Helms; grandsons, Deas Manning Richardson III, Paul Matthews Richardson, Leonard Thomas Bishop, and Robert Deas Bishop; great-great-grandchildren, Ellen Coulter Warlick and Hayes Phifer Warlick; and sister, Mary Northcutt of Mt. Pleasant, SC. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Ellen McDougal Richardson Cole.
Our heartfelt thanks to the Guild of St. Francis and St. Claire at the Church of the Advent for their support. The family would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Regency-Pineville and to Susan Cureton and her staff of caregivers for the love and compassion they provided while in Charlotte.
The family also wants to express our gratitude to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills for their support and guidance.
With deepest gratitude, we want to thank Kitty Tracy and her staff of caregivers for their tender loving care, which enabled our father to be able to be in his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM Monday, September 12, 2016, at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, 141 Advent St., Spartanburg, SC 29302, by the Rev. J. Edward Morris. Burial will be in Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, 335 N. Kings Hwy, Sumter, SC 29154.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Rd., Columbus, NC 28722 or to Mobile Meals Service, P. O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
The family is at the home.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Posted in: Charlotte Observer
Posted on: 2016-09-12
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