Curtis "Buck" E. Richardson, 78, of Kenna, passed away July 22, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
He was a 1956 graduate of Dunbar High School. He was retired from the former Union Carbide, where he was a pipefitter supervisor. Buck loved to go to auctions to get bargains, especially machinery sales in the Amish country in Ohio. He also enjoyed working with the cattle on his farm before his health deteriorated. He loved talking with people everywhere he went, particularly at the community restaurant that he and his wife frequented.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. Richardson and Annie Tinsley Richardson Wolfe; stepfather, Smitty Wolfe; and his brothers, Elvin "Sadie" Richardson and wife, Oletta, and Prince A. Richardson and wife, Sammy.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Inez Pritt Burdette Richardson; son, Todd Burdette and wife, Monica, of Cross Lanes; daughter, Teresa Burdette Petersen and husband, David, of Clearwater, Fla.; son, Terry Richardson and wife, Tracee, of Scott Depot; and grandchildren, Dakota and Kaylee Burdette, Zachary and Aiden Petersen and Hannah Jones and Rylee Richardson. He is also survived by his brother, Carl "C.I." Richardson and wife, Betty, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CAMC Foundation (write 'Children's Fund' in the memo), 3412 Staunton Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Goldtown Community Church with the Rev. Al Mendez officiating. Burial with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 61, Clendenin, will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday, also at the church.
The family will accept memorial online condolences at cpjfuneralhome.com.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Richardson family.