Richardson, Benjamin Charlton

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Benjamin (Ben) Charlton Richardson, 57 of Narrows, VA., passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his home. Ben was born on November 29, 1962 in Pearisburg and was a son of Melissa Charlton Richardson and the late Douglas Byron Richardson.

Ben was a 1981 graduate of Narrows High School. He loved playing sports in high school and is in the Narrows High School Sports Hall of Fame for football. Ben was a die-hard Duke fan, and an avid outdoorsman. He also was the manager of Auto Specialty Care in Narrows. He was a beloved member of the New River Valley community and surrounding areas.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Mollie E. Richardson of Hillsville, Kellie M. Richardson of Warrensburg, MO, one son, Zachary C. Richardson (Hannah C.) of Pearisburg, one brother, Brian David Richardson of Pearisburg and two grandchildren, Cooper Charlton Richardson, Parker Benjamin Billings and longtime companion, Michelle Burton.

Due to the Coevid-19 regulations, a memorial service will be held at a later date at the First United Methodist Church in Narrows. The family is being served by Givens-Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at