Carl E. ‘Sonny’ Richardson Sr., 66, died August 17 at his home at Mayking after a long illness.
Born in Andover, Va., he was a son of the late Juanita Richardson Williams. He was a grandson of the late Walter E. and Bess Smith Richardson, and a brother of the late Betty Richardson.
Richardson was member of Andover Methodist Church and Cram Creek Pentecostal Church. He was a coal miner for Westmoreland Coal Co. for 30 years, and was a member of United Mine Workers of America District 17, Local 1607.
Surviving are his wife, Patsy Richardson; a daughter, Carla Richardson, Big Stone Gap, Va.; two sons, Carl E. Richardson Jr., Andover, Va., and Greg Richardson, Appalachia, Va.; three grandsons, Brad Richardson, B.J. Richardson and wife Monica, and Brandon Richardson; two greatgrandchildren, Bradley ‘Jason’ Richardson and Chloe Beth Richardson; a sister, June Napier and husband James; two stepsons, Jimmy Stephens and Charlie Stephens, both of Mayking; and a step-grandson, Josh Stephens.
Funeral services were held August 19 in Appalachia, Va. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.