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Visitation: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel

Interment: Peninsula Memorial Park

James Irvin  ‘Jimmy’ Richardson, Sr., lifelong resident of Newport News, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 30, 2018 at age 71. Upon graduation from Warwick High School in 1965, he entered the NASA Langley Apprentice program and retired in 2001 after 36 years of service. While at NASA, he assisted with engineering tests that improved aircraft safety. “I crash airplanes for a living,” was how he described his work. He loved motorcycles and the outdoors, and was the long-time president of the Peninsula Trail Riders Association. He was a youth sports coach, scout leader, longtime member of the Warwick Moose Lodge and NRA. His motorcycle club affiliations included the No Name MC, Airheads MC, American Motorcycle Association, and BMW Club of Hampton Roads.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol White Richardson; daughter, Kathy Pace (Chris) of Caldwell, NJ, sons, Jay (Kim) of Crozet, VA, and Ric (Kelly) of Newport News; eight grandchildren:  Kayla, Kristin, Kaci, Corey, Jake, Ryan, Jay and Cole; Aunt, Teresa Murray; cousins, Linda Fennell, Calvin Murray, and James Danner; nieces, Amy Parker and Debbie Sterns, and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Mae (Murray) Richardson; and sister, Clara Leigh ‘Sam’ (Sterns).

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30-8pm at Weymouth Funeral Home with Moose Rites beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:00pm at Weymouth Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Salvation Army of the Virginia Peninsula. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.


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