Funeral services for Joe David Richardson, age 75, will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Bradford First Baptist Church with Brother Don Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at Bradford Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Bradford First Baptist Church.
Mr. Joe David, a retired owner/operator of Joe’s Body Shop was born in Bradford Tennessee on January 13, 1942 to the late Huley Coy and Jamie Virginia Taylor Richardson, and passed away Thursday January 4, 2018 at his residence.
A life long member of the Bradford Community, Joe previously served as a City Board Member and Bradford Volunteer Fire Chief, was a long member of Bradford First Baptist Church and owned Joe’s Body Shop for over forty years. His community honored him as the 2017 Doodle Soup Grand Marshall. As a teenager and young adult he held a variety of jobs. He often remarked that as a young boy he “wore out” three bicycles on his paper route. He served as an EMT for Gibson County, plumber with his father Huley Coy Richardson, service station owner, fireman, and guard at the Milan Arsenal and bus driver for Bradford Special School District. He remember each student and at the mention of a name would often remark that he remember them from his bus route.
Even though he proved to be self-motivator and hard worker, Joe always found time to enjoy a hobby here and there. From an early age, motor and car were his passion. From breaking down and rebuilding motorcycles in the kitchen of his mother, Jamie Virginia Taylor Richardson, to testing his latest race car up and down Chestnut St. or in the field next door to his residence.
He was devoted to his family, husband of Nancy Sellers Richardson, father of Monica Jo Richardson, Robin Lynn (Richard ) Sharp, Wendy Lee Richardson, Bart David (Toni) Richardson, Merideth Nicole (Shane) Jacobs, Diana Victoria Combs; stepfather of Laura Elizabeth (Kris) Hardin, Brian David Golden (Christina) “Pop” to fifteen grandchildren; brother of Helen Carson and Mary Lou (JB) Hickerson and friend to all who knew him. His love of God, family, work, community and hobbies show much about character and kindness. The life lesson he taught his family will carry on for generation and he will be missed, loved and remembered always.
Hunt Funeral Home LLC is honored to serve the family of Joe David Richardson