Jess Richardson


Mr. Jess Richardson, age 61, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Richardson was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia and son of the late Jess Ernest Richardson, Sr. & Juanita May Bailey Richardson.
He was a retired Air Force Veteran. He was a System Engineer, having worked 10 years on Air Force One serving with Presidents Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush.
Mr. Richardson was an avid Genealogy Researcher, loved music and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Harris Richardson, Jonesborough; brother, Roger Richardson (Carmen); sister, Sonja Hollis (Dave); nephew, Seth Richardson; nieces, Jessica Richardson and Sarah Hollis; brother-in-law, Joe R. Harris (Faye); sisters-in-law, Sarah Callison (Dave) and Mary Harris Jones (Bobby); aunt, Sue Bailey; uncle, Herman Bailey; special cousins, Estel & Helen Lamb; several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 pm Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Mike Lamb and Pastor Gene Mermilliod officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm Thursday prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Animal Shelter 3411 N. Roan Street Johnson City, TN 37601.

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09-08-2016 Norman L. (Don) Richardson
Debbie, Jess was a good man and a true friend and cousin . He will be missed by everyone who knew him .I especially will miss his quirks and quotes on Facebook . Please except my condolences at this most difficult time. We love you, and please take care.
09-07-2016 Gary Cooper
So sad to hear this news. I had the pleasure of working with Jess when he worked in the Core Communications office at Randolph AFB. Although we were not close friends, we stayed in contact through the years via Facebook. We will be keeping Betty and the rest of the family I our prayers.
09-07-2016 Irma McCaffrey
Debbie my prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. Jess will be missed by everyone that knew him. Know that the fond memories we have of good times with Jess will be cherished and remain.
09-07-2016 Billy Martin
I also had the pleasure of working with Jess at AFPC and can only say he was a kind caring person who would help anyone. He is a saint that will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family and my prayers are with you this is so sad to hear. RIP my friend d
09-06-2016 Paul Conatzer
So sad and stunned to hear of this. Condolences to your wife and family.
09-06-2016 Jeannie Carle
Dear Debbie, please accept our most sincere condolences. I pray that God's hand guides you and gives you peace. Warmest regards, Jeannie & Jonathan Carle
09-06-2016 Dave and Jane Horton
Jess Richardson....a great man, patriot and friend. Debbie, you and your families are in our prayers.
09-06-2016 Jane and Dave Horton
Jess was a wonderful man and a great story teller. He will me greatly missed. Debbie, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane and Dave Horton
09-06-2016 Valerie DeGrasse Rathbun
Dear Debbie and family, I have such fond memories of Jesse. His kindness and generous nature has always touched me. He was a good example of a dedicated family man and a loving human being. I've loved knowing him. My best wishes and greatest love to his friends and family.
09-06-2016 Paul and Teresa Fisher
Debbie, Sassy and family Please know our hearts and thoughts are with you at this time. We loved Jess with all our hearts. He was truly one of the good ones. God speed
09-06-2016 Terry Moore
Rest in peace my brother! The world lost a great man. Heaven gained an angel. My prayers to Debbie and the rest of the family. Loved him!
09-06-2016 Blaine Mckinney
Jess loved his God, his family, and his country. He was a patriot for all three. That's why many of us believe he has a place reserved in heaven for all patriots! (from a long ago Goose Bay HS friend)
09-06-2016 Lisa Hodges
Debbie: My deepest sympathies go out to you. Jess was a fine man who served his country with honor. We all shared so many fun times together back at Andrews AFB, San Antonio, and even in TN. Jess was always up for a long car ride and always seemed to enjoy touring us around on my visits. I'm thinking of you and your family this week and will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead.


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