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Griggs Richardson

September 1, 1927 ~ August 4, 2022 (age 94)

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     Mr. Griggs Richardson, age 94, of Lanett, Alabama passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 4th, 2022. He was born on September 1st, 1927, in Wedowee, Alabama to the late Willie and Margie Richardson.

     Griggs is survived by his wife of 72 years, Erma Lee Smallwood Richardson; one son, Wendell (Becky) Richardson of Opelika, Alabama; one granddaughter, Ashley Parmer of LaGrange, Georgia; two great grandchildren, Parker Knowles and Hadley Parmer of LaGrange, Georgia; and one sister, Evelyn Cobb of West Point, Georgia.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Richardson; two brothers, Swann and Hershel Richardson; and four sisters, Judy Hand, Nan Adcock, Myrtle Sides, and Ella Richardson.

     Griggs retired from the United States Air Force with 20 years of service as a Master Sergeant, having enlisted during the Korean conflict and later becoming a veteran of the Vietnam War. Upon retirement, he began a second career with West Point Pepperell. He started as a shift supervisor and retired 20 years later as the Plant Manager of the Lantuck facility in Lanett.

     He served as Sunday School Superintendent of Faith Evangelistic Church in Valley, Alabama, where he made the Lord his Savior, and was baptized. He later became a member of the First Baptist Church of Lanett.

     The family would like to extend special thanks to the VA in Tuskegee as well as the VA Homebased Care Team, Chattahoochee Hospice, Home Instead Opelika, and caregivers Anna, Darrell, and Sheridan and others for their compassionate care over the past year.

     Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT) at the graveside in Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery in Lanett. The Reverend Rusty Letson will officiate. No visitation is planned.

     Please visit Griggs’ Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Griggs, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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Graveside Service
August 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery
6415 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Lanett, AL 36863

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