John Carl Richardson, 77, of Granite City, passed away at 10:56 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
He was born Aug. 9, 1937, in Chicago, a son of the late John Joseph and Alice (Matthews) Richardson. He married Carole S. (Schneider) Richardson on April 19, 1959, in Alton and she survives.
He retired from the Madison County Assessor’s Office after 30 years of dedicated service as a field supervisor. John had also worked many years in the photography department at Graham’s Bookstore in Granite City. His love in life was photography and he was the photographer for numerous occasions and events throughout the years and also for many years at local race track events. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and enjoyed his days of fishing, hunting and watching racing. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Stauffer of Alton; a son, John C. Richardson III of Granite City; grandchildren and their spouses, Heather and Keith Perigo, Brittni Richardson, Jessica Lloyd, Chris and Erin Stauffer and Andrea Stauffer; great-grandchildren, Rylee Perigo, Anderson John Perigo, Madison Stauffer and Taylor Stauffer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sadie and Arthur Lewis of Arnold, Mo., Lola and Lyndall Newell of Fosterburg and Lucinda Richardson of Brighton; sister-in-law, Nancy Richardson; nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Richardson.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home, www.irwinchapel.com.