William "Bill" Richardson

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William “Bill” Richardson was born January 4, 1948 in Fort Worth, to Edyth Swan and Paul Richardson. Billy Ed, as his cousins and most classmates called him, graduated Jacksboro High School in 1967. On June 1, 1968, he married the love of his life Karon Isaacs. While serving in the Navy from 1968-1972, Bill and Karon welcomed a baby girl, Melissa Dawn in 1971. In 1975, Staci Anne was born. Bill began teaching auto mechanics in 1976 at Bridgeport High School, along with Weatherford College. In 1981, Robert Brandon was born, and Bill had his own shop in Jacksboro, Bill’s Auto Repair. From 1990-2005, he taught auto mechanics, wood working, and welding at Jacksboro High School and Middle School. After retiring, he began working for Jack County Precinct 4 and retired again in 2015. Bill was a member of Fort Richardson Masonic Lodge #320.

Bill was a loving husband, dad, pop, and papa. He was loved back by everyone he met. He taught hundreds of students over many years, teaching not only mechanics, but life lessons. He had a quick wit, sly smile, and loved to joke around and pick on all the ones he loved.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Marlene Richardson, son-in-law Mike Counts, and grandchildren Dudley and Amanda Counts.

Bill is survived by his wife Karon; daughter Melissa Coufal and husband James; daughter Staci Richardson and Sheila Houwers; son Robert Richardson. Grandchildren Sanci Coufal and Kasey Kennedy; Paige Counts and Alton Gary; Brittany Coufal; J’Cee and Patrick Winchester; Rachael Counts and Johnathan Montgomery; Brandon Richardson; and Josh Davis. Great grandchildren Keegan, Aden, and Haegan Kennedy; Jackson and Kaydence Parr, Amiya Little; Maci, Lisa and Brooklyn Winchester; and Harley Gary. Sister Rhonda Richardson; and many aunts, cousins, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at Coker Funeral home in Jacksboro. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Bible Baptist Church in Jacksboro, officiated by BJ Nunley. Burial will be at Truce Cemetery in northern Jack County following funeral.

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