James Vernon Richardson, 75, of Aledo, IL died January 17, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Family will gather with friends one hour prior to service time at the church.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, in Decatur, IL.

James Vernon Richardson, 75, of Aledo, IL died January 17, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Family will gather with friends one hour prior to service time at the church.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, in Decatur, IL.

James was born March 22, 1942 in Decatur, IL, the son of Willard and Amerial (Whitney) Richardson. He married Jennie Mae Pugsley on November 25, 1959 in Decatur, IL.

James was a mechanical maintenance supervisor for many years. One of his favorite hobbies was his love for RC Airplanes, tractors and farm living. He enjoyed this hobby most of his life. He was also a member of the Fall Creek Rangers.

Surviving are his wife Jennie; sons, James Vernon Richardson (Shelly) of Madison, GA, Jeremy Lloyd Richardson (Paula) Kalona, IA, Jerome Michael Richardson (Elizabeth) of Glenwood, IA, Joseph Willard Richardson (Mary) Bettendorf, IA, Jon Aaron Richardson (Ruth Ann) of Grimes, IA, Joshua Frederick Richardson of Davenport, IA; brothers, Thomas Richardson (Delores) of Warrenton, MO, Robert Richardson (Karen) of Muscatine, IA, Michael Richardson (Judy) of Branson, MO, 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of James. Condolences may be left to his family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.