With much sadness we will try to write the obituary of one whom we miss and love very much. Donald was
born on March 12, 1939 to Willard and Thelma Smith Richardson. He was 67 years, 1 month and 17 days old
at his passing.
Donald left behind his loving wife, Lola Mae Colley Richardson, and five children, Benita Collins of Red Fox,
Kentucky, Marty Richardson of Cowan, Kentucky, Rodney Richardson of Lexington, Kentucky, Barry
Richardson of Bay City, Texas, and Donna Key of Land of Lakes, Florida.
Donald leaves behind 5 grandchildren, April Banks, Dewayne Banks, Ashley Richardson, Taylor Richardson
and Alan Key. Donald also leaves behind one loving sister, Peggy J. Denney, and two brothers, Lonny
Richardson and Danny Richardson. Donald was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Allen Richardson, one
sister, Bobby Jean Richardson, and his mother and father.
Donald was a loving father and the best friend a person could have. Cancer took my Dad’s life and I
remember that last week of his life, his sister, Peggy, came from Florida to be with him and my Mom.
Peggy and my Mom never left his side. Also, Hospice was with my Dad around the clock and they were so
good to him. They were so good to him. My Dad never went to church, but I think that the last two weeks of his
life he came to know the Lord and I believe he’s in Heaven today waiting for the rest of us to join him.
Written by wife and daughter