Jeff Richardson

Aug 9th, 1941 - Nov 24th, 2017

Johnston City- Jefferson Ernest William “Jeff” Richardson, 76, of Johnston City, passed away at 2:30 PM, Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home.

Jeff was born on August 9, 1941 in Burr, MO to Ernest and Bertha (Sisco) Richardson.

He was a hardworking man who owned and operated “Richardson’s Foreign Cars” in Johnston City. He was a skilled mechanic and body man who had over 50 years of experience.

In his younger days he was a skilled automobile race driver. He won many regional and one national title while auto racing. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing when he was able.

Survivors include-

Longtime companion- Debbie Logsdon of Johnston City
Son- Fred Richardson of Johnston City
7 brothers and sisters
Many nieces, nephews and cousins

He was preceded in death by his parent’s one brother- Charles and one sister- Martha.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Memorial arrangements were made at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Elaina Holland & Curt Tow

    From: Elkville , Illinois

    Date: November 25, 2017

    Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay…Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey’s quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace,
    Together with the Lord!!! Uncle Jeff was a one of a kind special man and will be missed dearly. He will forever be in our hearts. Love and miss you Uncle Jeff!!!!

  • Guest: Judy L Baker

    From: Knox, Indiana

    Date: November 25, 2017

    I will always love you Jeff. Forever.

  • Guest: Randy Conn

    From: Morley , Missouri

    Date: November 25, 2017

    Praying for the family. Condolences from the family of Randy & Teresa Conn

  • Guest: Gary Richardson

    From: Benton , Illinois

    Date: November 25, 2017

    Although our lives didn’t entwine much I was always proud to call you my cousin.

  • Guest: Steve and Joan Tolbert

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 26, 2017

    Jeff has become a good friend the past few years. He will be missed very much!

  • Guest: Neil Leach

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 26, 2017

    Jeff keep my VW’s running got many years. He tried to help everyone he could. I always think of him when I drive by his place. Nice to know that he is at peace.

    Neil Leach
    Marion, IL

  • Guest: Teo mestas

    From: Johnston CIty, Illinois

    Date: November 27, 2017

    Jeff was a good friend. Over the years he helped me often with guidance about my hobby of home built hot rods. I will remember Jeff well.

  • Guest: Johnny & Jeannie Holt

    From: Bourbonnais, Illinois

    Date: November 27, 2017

    Fred, Debbie and all the Richarson Family
    We offer our most sincere condolences on the loss of Jeff.
    He was one of the best in our book and we feel deep sorrow at his passing.
    I worked for Jeff on and off late 70’s through the early 90’s when we moved away. If I was out of work I could always depend on him having enough work for me to carry us through.
    I only wish I could have seen him one more time so I could have told him this in person.
    Goodby old friend.
    Johnny & Jeannie Holt

  • Guest: Mary Marks

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 28, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was such a good friend to my husband, Joe Bob Marks. Bob always enjoyed spending time at Jeff’s visiting with him and Debbie. Jeff was so good to come and see Bob when he was ill. He was a good mechanic and a wonderful friend. He will surely be missed!

  • Guest: Kayce Henderson

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: November 28, 2017

    He will be missed