Conway, SC- Jerry Grant Richardson, 82, formerly of Greenville, passed away suddenly on Monday May 10th, 2021. He was a true Christian and of the Methodist faith. Born in Greenville on February 13, 1939, he lived in Greenville until 2011 and was the son of the late Peyton McMullan Richardson and Bessie Mae ( Betty) Grant Richardson.
Jerry graduated from Greenville Senior High School in 1957. Directly after high school, Jerry served two years honorably in the United States Army. After uniformed service, Jerry attended Clemson and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1963. Jerry went on to a successful 34-year career as an engineer, receiving credit for two U.S. patents.
He is survived by his 3 children: Robert G. Richardson of Greenville, SC; Patricia R. York (Michael) of Mauldin, SC; and Michael S. Richardson of Simpsonville, SC.
A brother Joel M. Richardson( Ann) of Galivants Ferry, SC and a sister Janet R. Sheridan (Wallace) of Columbia, SC.
Seven grandchildren: Michael S. Schneider (Shona) of Holly Springs, NC; Laura S. Davis (Drew) of Moore, SC; Robert Grant Richardson, Jr. (Courtney) of Greer, SC; Hope R. Gray (Nathan) of Inman, SC; Jill R.Stenerson of Landrum, SC; Sarah R. Pruitt (Adam) of Campobello, SC and Jackson P. Richardson of Greer, SC; 14 great-grandchildren and 6 nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his best friend and companion of more than 10 years Bonnie Hucks of Conway and her loving family.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 40 years Patricia Jean Miller Richardson, who passed away in 1999.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital.
Following cremation the family will hold a small private memorial.
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Mr. Richardson is entrusted to the care of Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services, Myrtle Beach, SC.
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