Dennis Ray Richardson, 59, of Barnett, Mo., passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in Eldon, Mo. He was born March 29, 1952, in St. Charles, Mo., a son of the late Norwood and Clara (Ravenscraft) Richardson. He was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. Dennis was a longtime carpenter, and worked for A.P. Green Refractories in Fulton for many years. He was a member of the Eldon Church of the Nazarene in Eldon. Dennis loved riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, going to bike shows, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He is survived by two sons: Shawn Richardson (wife Lora) of Gravois Mills, Michael Richardson of Jefferson City; three step-daughters: Debbie, Jessica and Jamie; one brother: Bruce Richardson (wife Betty) of Holts Summit; his former wife: Shirley Mae Richardson of Jefferson City; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings: Patricia Richardson, Richard Richardson, Jerry Richardson and Ronnie Richardson. Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Frey officiating. Interment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com
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