Richardson, Jack L., Saginaw, MI, Formerly of Harrah, OK

Passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan, surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. Jack L. Richardson was born on January 12, 1930 in Ray City, Oklahoma to the late Joe Isaac and Eva (Williams) Richardson. He married Linda Jean Knight on August 26, 1956. Jack later married Linda Sleeseman on September 6, 1997; she survives him. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from Oklahoma University. He was an avid fan of OU’s football and basketball teams. Jack was a self-employed businessman, owning Richardson Insurance Agency in Harrah, Oklahoma. He also worked for the Benton Brothers Film Forwarding Company for 20 years in Atlanta, Georgia. Jack was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church on Mannion Road. His life revolved around the Lord and his church. Besides serving as a Gideon, for over 20 years, he also enjoyed studying the Bible, listening to classical, gospel and country music. Surviving are his loving wife, Linda; a daughter, Robyn (Mikael) Robton; a stepson, Michael (Jamie) Sleeseman; three step daughters: Vicki Merrill and her husband, Steve Nelson, Janelle Sleeseman, Elaine Wild; four grandchildren: Malachi, Elisha, Saralyn, Jenna; a brother, Joe (Pat) Richardson of Harrah, Oklahoma; three sisters: ErmaDean Linville of Muse, Oklahoma, Eunice Wright of Garland, Texas, Joceil Dawson of Ooltewah, Tennessee. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and special friends. Jack was preceded in death by a son, Devin Richardson, and two brothers: Jerry and Gene. Jack’s Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at noon at Faith Baptist Church, 3783 Mannion Road. Pastor Scott McIntyre will officiate. Burial will follow in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State) on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jack will lie in state at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the ALS Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.