Eric D. Richardson

December 30, 1967 - July 23, 2022
Eric D. Richardson

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Eric D. Richardson, 54, of Moundsville, WV, born December 30, 1967, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by his wife and family.

Eric grew up in Archdale, NC. He served 2 years in the Army Reserve before joining the US Navy as a diesel mechanic, then cross rating to Master of Arms. While in the Navy he had the opportunity to be stationed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD; on board the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Norfolk, VA; on the submarine tender USS Simon Lake in La Maddalena, Italy; Naval Construction Battalion, Gulfport, MS; 2 tours at Naval Support Activity Bahrain (one time during 9/11/2001) in the Middle East; onboard the destroyer USS O’Bannon, Jacksonville, FL; Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, St. Marys, GA; and LSD USS Whidbey Island, Little Creek, VA, where retired as a Chief Petty Officer in September 2010, after serving 22 1/2 years and receiving many medals and honors throughout his military career. He volunteered as a Auxiliary Police Officer with the Gulfport Police Department and worked for the Suffolk Police Department in Virginia.

In 1995 he became a born again Christian and dedicated the rest of his life to spreading the truth of God’s word to as many people as he could. His love for Christ was shown in every aspect of his life from that day forward. He became a licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church in 2018 while attending his current church, The Apostolics of the Ohio Valley, Wellsburg, WV. He preached many messages at his home church as well as many other churches around the country.

He loved woodworking, pen turning, fishing, and vacationing with his wife. As well as his German Shepherd Zena that passed away last year and will be laid to rest with him.

Eric was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Ruth Richardson; two brothers, Jerome and Gerald Richardson; and his mother-in-law Alice Simmons.

Eric is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cheryl Richardson; three brothers, George Wesley Richardson (Beaufort, SC), Quint Richardson (Paoli, IN) and Joel Lee (Dena) Richardson; two sisters, Janene Hawk (High Point, NC) and Angela (Gary) Timmons (Mt. Airy, NC); father-in-law, Colin Simmons; sister-in-law, Tina (John) Marking, both of Moundsville, WV; brother-in-law, James (Shannon) Simmons (Virginia Beach, VA); many nieces and nephews, as well as a great niece and nephew.

Friends will be received at the CARE Funeral Home, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV, Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 10 am until time of service at 12 pm, with Pastor Larry Wallbrown officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lighthouse Ranch for Boys, P.O. Box 238, Loranger, LA 70446, or online by clicking HERE. Memorial contributions can also be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion, P.O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802, or online by clicking HERE.

For those who cannot attend in person, Eric’s services will be live-streamed on this page.

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Visiting Hours

  • Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eric D. Richardson

Saturday, July 30, 2022
12:00 PM

CARE Funeral & Cremation Service – Moundsville - Directions
1500 Second Street
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041

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  • July 30, 2022
    Brian Jenkins says:
    You will be missed, but never forgotten. You were my friend, mentor and shipmate. We served together on the USS Simon Lake, homeported at the beautiful La Maddalena, Italy. I'll always remember our long bike ride from Augusta Bay to Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. I was so glad to see you less than 2 months ago. You were at peace, you were ready. Your friend, Brian

  • July 30, 2022
    Scott Burchard says:
    Goodbye for now my brother. It has been years since we sailed together but we have always been in the service of God’s kingdom together. We will be together again, together in the presence of our Lord and Savior.

  • July 30, 2022
    George Richardson says:
    Love you little brother. Will miss you.

  • July 29, 2022 says:
    Wow!!!! Where do we begin? Bro Eric, one of the first times our family met you, I remember I was cooking and you came in the kitchen and stole a fry----ever since then, you have become more than a friend. to and Sis Cheryl will always be family to us. We have been through so many lessons of life and only true friends can be brutally honest with each other and that's how we always were. We will cherish the times you would hold Jeffrey and he would lick your hair gel and you were And of course all the Sunday School classes we put you through, including the special need class---which your approach will go down in history for But most of all, your love for God and your willingness to serve Him is what stands out more than all other accomplishments. Also, your love for Sis Cheryl and making sure she had the best was always a priority for you. You are truly our best friend, our family, and you will never be forgotten. Until we meet The Flader's and Jeffrey

  • July 28, 2022
    Rick Sowards says:
    Miss you my friend. Will never forget your dream where you flew faster and faster. You could always make everyone laugh and smile. Rest in peace, you finished the race and we will meet again.