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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

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.