Bruce Richardson, 76, of South Coffeyville, OK went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1st 2018.
Bruce was born January 25, 1942 to James Howard "Shorty" Richardson and Lula Mae (Damewood) Richardson at their home in rural Liberty. He grew up in the area and attended South Coffeyville area and Lenapah Schools. On April 15, 1963 he married the love of his life Janice Louise (Smith) Richardson. In 1964 Bruce graduated from Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee Technical School. They moved to Tulsa where they started a family and had two sons James Allen Richardson and Brian Bruce Richardson. Bruce began working in the auto service station business, owned a Conoco station and changed to a welding and fabricating career before the family moved back to South Coffeyville in 1977. Bruce worked at Parmac for before joining Acme Foundry where he retired in 2012 after more than 30 years of service.
Bruce had a love for cars. He enjoyed building and driving his streetrod along with participating in car shows and visiting with other car builders. For many years, he went on extended camping and fishing trips with family and friends. Deer hunting with his son, grandsons and granddaughters were a special time that he cherished. He also enjoyed hosting large parties with classmates and friends. Most of all, Bruce loved spending time with his family.
Bruce is survived by wife Janice, son Brian and wife Monica, daughter Beth Richardson and Larry Wargula, grandchildren Tiffany Richardson and Brandon Hadley, Matt Richardson and wife Stacy, Tracey Lovelace and husband Jake, Rachel, Lauren and JT Richardson, great-grandchildren Sarah and Marissa Lane, James Richardson, Dean Lovelace, Dominic and Presley Hadley, sisters, Lois June Rexwinkle of S Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Betty Jo Kroll of Breckenridge, Oklahoma.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest son Allen.
Services will be at the First Assembly of God in Coffeyville, KS at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 5th with Pastor Randy DePriest Officiating. Burial following at the North Edna Cemetery in Edna, KS. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, May 4 at the Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The family has suggested memorial contributions be made payable to First Assembly of God. To leave the family a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com