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James E. “Jim” Richardson, 78, Nashville

James E. “Jim” Richardson, 78, Nashville, passed away gently Wednesday morning, Oct. 9 2013, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Jim was born on May 2, 1935 in Aiken, S.C. to the late Julia May and Fred Louis Richardson.  After spending his childhood in Aiken, he moved to Indianapolis with his family where he attended Broad Ripple High School.  Jim joined the United States Marine Corps directly out of high school in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1959. 

Following his service, Jim returned home and married his sweetheart, the late Patricia A. (Van Landingham) Richardson July 21, 1956. They had two sons, Jeff and Todd, both of whom survive. After spending a beautiful 51 years of marriage both loving and challenging each other, Jim and Patricia said goodbye when she passed away in 2008.

To begin his career, Jim found a position in sales at Unistrut Corporation, where he worked for 20 years. In 1985, using his experience in the industry, Jim founded his family business, J.R. Strut Supports, Inc., which continues to be a thriving business.

Jim was so lucky as to experience true love twice in one lifetime. He met Margie (George) McClain and they came to know each other through playful squabbles over coupon books and cobbler. Knowing that he’d met his match, Jim asked Margie to be his wife and they married on March 17, 2009. 

Although he was a busy man, Jim always made time for the things in life that gave him the most joy.  He enjoyed working outside in the sort of heat that drives everyone else inside, exploring the open road and all of the best restaurants that it offers, and staying extremely in tune to the lives of the people he loved via telephone. 

In addition to his wife, Margie; and his sons, Jeff and Todd Richardson; James is survived by a brother, Larry Snyder of Fortville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and J. Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Finnegan, all of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia; an infant son, Ralph “Buddy”; his parents, Julia and Fred; a brother, Ladson; and a sister, Sharon.

Jim’s wishes were to be cremated with a private family service at a later date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Jim to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Richardson family at meredith-clark.com

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Sprunica church fall community night
    5 to 9 p.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road