‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Sunday February 16th, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm

View Details


McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Sunday February 16th, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm

View Details

Funeral Service

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Sunday February 16th, 2014

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before William's visitation.

William Richardson

William “Bill” James Nelson Richardson of Pinehurst, 75, formerly of Washington, NC passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services in Pinehurst, NC. Born in Atlanta, GA on March 31, 1938 to the late Janie McIntyre and James Berkin Richardson, he was raised in the Robeson County community of Rex, graduating from St. Paul’s High School in 1957. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Jo McGugan on December 21, 1958. Graduating from the Selenia Business College as an industrial engineer, he began his career at Burlington Industries in Raeford, NC followed by 30 years of service to National Spinning Company. He served in many capacities, working in the Whiteville plant from 1963 to 1969 before moving to the Washington, NC plant . Bill was a member of the Army National Guard. He served on the Board of Beaufort County Nursing Home and volunteered his time with the Board of Elections. He served as an usher for several years at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC. Bill enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing poker. He, also, enjoyed family gatherings at the lake, the beach and on holidays. Preceded in death by his wife, Jo M. Richardson, his sister and brother-in-law Lydia and Ronald Blackburn, his aunt, Ruby Coker, he is survived by his children: Debra R. Johnson & her spouse, Dr. Michael Johnson of Goldsboro, NC; Cindy R. Sayce & her spouse, Karl Sayce of Pinehurst, NC; and Bobby Richardson & his spouse Amy Richardson of Marietta, GA. Papa was very proud of each of his grandchildren: Jennifer Johnson of Kansas City, MO; Jamie Johnson Harford of Raleigh, NC; Jackie Johnson of High Point, NC; Katie Sayce of Charleston, SC; Sarah Sayce of Pinehurst, NC and Kyle and Kate Richardson of Marietta, GA. Funeral services will be held at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Pauls Sunday, February 16th at 3:00, followed by his burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery in St. Paul’s. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Flowers are appreciated and memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 211 West Second Street, Washington, NC 27889 or to the Foundation of FirstHealth, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com Special thanks to all of the caregivers at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital who cared for him during recent hospital admissions and to the staff at ManorCare who provided care and comfort during the last 10 days. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Richardson, please visit our flower store.


Debbie, Mike and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Charles and Leanne Fulcher Washington, North Carolina

Leanne M. Fulcher Feb 17 2014 12:00 AM

Debbie, Cindy and Bobby, we are so sorry for your loss.Your father was always a fun person to be around and we know that he will be greatly missed.You and your families are in our thoughts.

Mary and Lee Tankard Feb 15 2014 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We thought a lot of Bill & Jo. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Bob & Ann Parker

Bob & Ann Parker Feb 15 2014 12:00 AM

I am sadden to hear of Bill's death,I worked for Bill as a supervisor at National Spinning and played in some of the Friday night poker games at his house.Why I don't know but Bill allwayscalled me 'Fast Wayne".I will always remember Bill as a good friend and boss.

Wayne Woolard Feb 14 2014 12:00 AM

Debbie and Mike I am so sorry to hear about your father.You are in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything I can do for you please feel free to give me a call.

Rhonda Adams Feb 14 2014 12:00 AM

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by IDI Accounting Team.We are so sorry for your loss. Love, IDI Accounting

Jessica Campbell Feb 14 2014 12:00 AM

Bill was a very close friend through out our school years.Most of the time we were together, very close.Jo was also a very close friend.He will certainly be missed.

EROC ALLEN Feb 13 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Bill.I remember him as one of our most popular classmates.He was a very likable person and easy to talk to.I always looked forward to seeing him at our class reunions.He will be missed.

Shirley Rozier Dalton Feb 13 2014 12:00 AM

May you find peace in all your wonderful memories! Lots of love to all of you.

Margie Kelder Boyd Feb 13 2014 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy - knowing others care and have you in prayer may help ease the pain. God Bless you and your family.

Pat & Paul Nunn Feb 13 2014 12:00 AM

Show More Entries