Richardson, Billy Gene

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Billy Gene Richardson, 92, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at his home in Riner. He was retired from Kroger where he drove a tractor trailer for 27 years and was a proud member of Teamsters Local #171. Billy was a lifelong resident of Riner and a graduate of Auburn High School. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to fish and hunt, was a lifelong member of the NRA, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Oakley John, Sr. and Mildred Ethel Simmons Richardson; and brothers, O.J., Jr. and Larry Richardson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Jane Farley Richardson; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Richardson-Finley (Terry) of Radford; grandsons, Jermaine Richardson of Riner, Terrell Richardson of Radford, and Braedon Richardson (Amber) of Radford; great grandchildren, Isaiah and Autumn Jane Richardson; sisters and brother-in-law, Janet Shelburne (Richard) of Riner, and Judy Clingenpeel of Boones Mill; sisters-in-law, Florence Bishop of Christiansburg, Cora Thompson (Gratton) of Christiansburg, Lou Ellen Belcher (Freddie) of Princeton, W. Va., and Margaret Richardson of Connersville, Ind.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Riner Volunteer Fire and Rescue, or to New Freedom Farm, 6118 Lithia Road, Buchanan, Va.

The Richardson family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.