Kenneth ARandolph Richardson

  • Born: August 31, 1926
  • Died: August 4, 2016
  • Location: Morenci, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221
Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

On August 4, 2016, the loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Kenneth Richardson, went to his eternal home to live with his Savior.
He was born to Fred and Birdie (Hall) Richardson on August 31, 1926, in Irving, Kentucky. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is survived by his sweet wife of 72 years, Betty (Harden) Richardson who he married on April 26, 1944.
In addition, he is survived by his children Judy (Tom) Britsch, Ken (Diane) Richardson, Linda (Randy) Marowelli, and Ed (Myra) Richardson; his grandchildren, Julie (Mike) Perrine, Christy Shaw, Tammy (Josh) Powers, Tara (Matt) Viens, Tiffany (Jeff) Domagalski, Tai (David) Henson, Bart (Melissa) Marowelli, Brad (Erin) Marowelli, Brianne (Nate) Coe, Diane (David) Richardson Spaite, Audrey (Peter) VanWylen, Taft (Courtney) Richardson; and his great-grandchildren; Jaden (Laura) Perrine, Kaitie Perrine, Grant Perrine, Madalyn Shaw, Rachel Powers, Brenner Powers, Marlee Powers, Lily Powers, Drew Viens, Elise Viens, Davis Domagalski, Payton Domagalski, Noah Domagalski, Caleb Henson, Ella Henson, Cole Henson, Reilly Marowelli, Reide Marowelli, Reigan Marowelli, Reiker Marowelli, Reiss Marowelli, Zeb Marowelli, Peter Marowelli, Griffin Coe, Malachi Coe, Egan Coe and Isaac VanWylen. He is also survived by his sister Bydetta Morton, brother Fred Richardson, and brother-in-law Richard Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Brook Richardson, sister Sylvia Jones and brother-in-law Leonard Morton and sister-in-law Peggy Richardson.
Ken was a wise, hard worker that started his working days early at the age of 12 as he pulled weeds out of the soybean fields on Henry Ford's farm for 35 cents an hour. At 14, he sold dishes at the Michigan China Company. At 15 he sold produce at Packard's Outlet then moved on to pump gas at the Hi-Speed Gas Station at 16. After marriage, Ken was a farmer in Hillsdale County, then later moved back to Ypsilanti and worked first for Ford Motor Company and then on to Kaiser Motors in labor relations. He bought the Gambles Hardware Store in Morenci at the age of 28. Later he co-started the Village Inn Restaurant with his friend Richard Pennington. He ended his career operating Richardson Realty in Morenci.
He was faithful to his God, his family, his friends, and his community. Ken offered wise counsel to all who knew him. One of his many encouraging admonitions was, "Love the Lord and do what you know to do is right." He was a member of the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene. He also attended Turning Point Church of Adrian.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00p.m. You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My love to the family. I had no idea that Uncle Ken had passed. I am so happy I was able to see and visit with him when my family took a trip to Irving Kentucky for my Fathers birthday celebration.

Posted by Bydetta Richardson - Boise, ID - Family   November 06, 2016

I greatly appreciated Ken, his support and council, and his hard work to give Adrian First a new home. His Christian legacy will live far into the future for generations yet to come.

Posted by Rev David Fulks - Adrian, MI - Friend   August 13, 2016

Coach: Sorry for your loss. I remember you speaking about your dad's positive influence on you during team building time. Those were some of the most influential times of my life. Thanks to you and your dad.

Posted by Sid Allen - Milford, IL   August 09, 2016

We miss Ken's smiling face at the Adrian Church of the Nazarine and his wonderful Christian example. Our love and prayers go out to Betty and the family.

Posted by Tom & Jan Fader - Adrian, MI   August 09, 2016

To Ed's family,
Your father was a true man of God who let his honesty, dignity, and humble walk with his Savior shape every facet of his life. He was a quiet mentor and a model to many of us who knew him. I am wishing you peace in the knowing that his is a life truly well-lived.
Rev. Dr Jerry Jones

Posted by Jerry Jones - Hudson, FL - Friend   August 09, 2016

Prayers go out to his family. He was a kind and caring man.

Posted by Carol Turner - Adrian, MI - Friend   August 08, 2016

Posted by John Basinger - Tecumseh, MI   August 08, 2016

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