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John Euston Richardson, 55, of Pomaria, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009.

Born on December 23, 1954 in Columbia, he was the son of the late George Harold and Margaret Jackson Richardson. 

He was the owner and president of Richardson’s Heating & A.C., Inc. in Chapin. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the Church Council. He was the pitcher on the Zion/St. Paul softball team.

Surviving are his loving wife, Sherree Richardson; a son, Benjamin John Richardson of Pomaria; daughters, Jenny Richardson (Jeff) Fellers and Lori Beth Richardson of Pomaria; and beloved and doted upon grandchildren, Elyse and Banks Fellers.  He is also survived by his brother, Mark (Martha) Richardson of Pomaria; nephews Kirby Richardson, Scott Richardson, and niece Holly Richardson of Pomaria. Also surviving are his parents-in-law, Lewis Merrill and Rita Richardson of Pomaria; sister-in-law, Donna Kirkegard of Newberry; nieces, Ashley Sweatman and Mary Kirkegard of Newberry; and great-niece, Sophie Sweatman. He had two faithful canine companions, Quincy and Rasta.  Mr. Richardson was predeceased by an infant sister, Judy Agnes Richardson.

As Owner and President of Richardson's Heating and Air Conditioning, he was a respected member of this industry.  John was a friend to other heating and air conditioning contractors always willing to lend a helping hand in sharing his experience.  He was a Rheem Top Contractor. John Richardson was honored with the “Ring of Champions” and "Ambassador Award" from Epting Distributors.  He also achieved Silver Star Dealer status and was appointed to serve on the Silver Star Dealer Council with Epting.  He served as the President of the HVAC Association of Greater Columbia.  Her served as Chapter President for the South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors as well as serving on their Board of Directors.

John never met a stranger and was embraced by everyone he met.  He was an extraordinary individual who brought smiles and joy wherever he was. He was an avid University of South Carolina Gamecocks fan who experienced chill bumps every time 2001 played.  He enjoyed relaxing and playing golf.  He took pleasure in taking road trips in the family's camper to various locations including Maggie Valley, Pigeon Forge, and Myrtle Beach.  His memory will live on as we remember his sense of humor and jokes, especially his attempts to sing karaoke.  His favorite song to belt out was "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church by the Rev. Brent Nichols.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers: Henry Jackson, Scott Richardson, Kirby Richardson, Jerry Richardson, Barry Richardson and Rusty Todd.
Honorary pallbearers: Employees of Richardson’s Heating & A.C., Inc.

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#38 Guest 2010-01-05 08:42
Sherree and family,
Our deepest sympathy is expressed to you and your family. Words cannot relieve the pain you are going through at this time. John was so special to so many, now he is a Angel overlooking us. Please know that our family is praying for you. May God bless you.
Love to all
Bobbie and Maxton King
#37 Guest 2010-01-04 16:44
I am deeply saddened over your loss. John was a kind and gentle person whom I admired. I will truly miss his smiling face.
#36 Guest 2010-01-04 12:50
Sherree and family,
There are no words to express my sorrow for you and your family. You, John and your family have meant so much to the Spires family for many, many years. In many ways we were part of the same family for a number of years, each of us striving towards a mutual goal with integrity and honesty. There is no doubt, you and John, as well as the rest of your family, far exceeded all expectations in all areas. I will cherish the memories with you all for years to come. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for God to embrace you and your family in his loving arms in the future and show you the path of peace and understanding.


Gloria Spires Cook
#35 Guest 2010-01-02 20:43
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are truely blessed to have known John and we'll cherish his friendship always. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
#34 Guest 2010-01-02 18:17
Sheree & Family,
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. I talked with you last week at Holy Trinity for the Christmas Program. I know it is a difficult time but We ALL will try to help. Bobby
#33 Guest 2010-01-02 16:37
Sherree and Jenny,
Our prayers are with you at this time. I will miss coming in the back door of the business with Maggie to see John and the boys.There was always a handshake and smile from John. GODSPEED to you my friend.
Bill $ Karen Eisele
#32 Guest 2010-01-02 12:48
Sherree, Jenny, Lori and Benji~

Lauren, Natalie, Hilary, Taylor and I are praying for you all during this stressful time.

John was such a wonderful person and had such a huge heart. He was always willing to help others when they were in need. Working with him was a pleasure and showed that repeatedly. As each of you go through these difficult hours remember the wonderful times you had together. May God be with each of you and give you peace~
#31 Guest 2010-01-02 02:20
to the whole richardson family,
thank all of yall for treating me like part of the family. big john was like a father to me. i will always remember all the camping trips, playing football or any other kind of sports in the yard. john was a great boss and person. i love all of yall!!!
#30 Guest 2010-01-01 17:11
Sheree & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss...your family is in our prayers. I know your family is a strong one and will overcome this tragedy.....
Mike, Cheryl, Max and Cally Cregger
#29 Guest 2010-01-01 16:31
Mark and Martha, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Keeping you all in thought and prayer! Sincerely, Anita O. Kinard
#28 Guest 2010-01-01 16:27
Mrs Sherre, Jenny(Jeff),Lor ri Beth, and Benji,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We are so sorry to hear about Mr. John. He will truly be missed. with our deepest sympathy Kevin,Cathy,Kir sten,and Whitney Shannon
#27 Guest 2010-01-01 13:59
I enjoyed playing golf with John. He was a fine person. Our deepest sympathies; the Elias family.
#26 Guest 2010-01-01 10:59
Benji, Sherree, Jenny, and Lori,
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news about Big John. Our deepest sympathy is sent to all of you. May you find the peace in the coming days and weeks that comes through faith.
Susan, Bill, Emily,& David Cunningham, Laura & Jonathan Stair
#25 Guest 2010-01-01 04:50
Sheree and family,
It is with great sadness that we heard of John's death. His ever ready smile will certainly be missed. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Jim and Jan Redden
#24 Guest 2009-12-31 18:57
Sheree & Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of John's death. He will be missed by the community & The St. Paul family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Debra & Derrill Taylor
#23 Guest 2009-12-31 18:51
Sheree and family,
I am in shock about John, he was a great person and friend. I enjoyed our time we spent together playing golf and the days playing against each other in softball. I will keep you and family in my prayers and we will miss him dearly. May God bless you and give you strength.
#22 Guest 2009-12-31 18:34
We were so sad to hear about Mr. John passing. He was such a wonderful man who was well respected and loved by all. Brantley remembers working for him in the past at Richardson's Heating and Air and continues to say what "a good man" he was. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort during this time.
Brantley, Julie, Tyler, and Cody Alewine
#21 Guest 2009-12-31 18:23
Sheree, Lori ,Jenny, Benjamin and family, we are so sorry to hear about John. He was always smiling and happy. Our prayers are with you. Rose and Chuck Meadows
#20 Guest 2009-12-31 17:04
Lori Beth & Family
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May you and your family find comfort that your friends are thinking and praying for all of you during this difficult time.
#19 Guest 2009-12-31 16:45
Sherree & family -- John was a generous, sincere, devoted and wonderful person who will be greatly missed. I will be keeping you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I'm sure each of you have some wonderful memories of John and probably all of us who knew him could share a story. Take care and God bless.
#18 Guest 2009-12-31 16:40
John was such a fine gentleman and a delightful person to be around. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#17 Guest 2009-12-31 16:12
Sheree and Family, We cannot know the extent of your feelings of loss, but do pray for your strength and trust in God to help you get through each and every day. Our love to all.
#16 Guest 2009-12-31 16:10
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We were deeply saddened to hear of your sudden loss.

Butch & Tricia Price
Price Refrigeration Service
#15 Guest 2009-12-31 15:39
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has another angel - - your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tarry and Melinda Long
#14 Guest 2009-12-31 15:23
I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I will never forget how much he help Lloyd and I out when we needed it. This I will never forget and always grateful for. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
#13 Guest 2009-12-31 15:16

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep your family in my prayers.
#12 Guest 2009-12-31 14:26
Sheree, Jenny, Lori Beth, Benji...I have no words as no words cane express the sorrow and grief. John is now with his heavenly Father but will forever be in our minds and our hearts. Know that Mom and I feel your grief, love you, and pray for God's healing hand upon you all.
#11 Guest 2009-12-31 13:59
Sheree and family-
I was shocked to hear about John. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. May God bless you today and always.
Travis Fulmer
#10 Guest 2009-12-31 13:52
We are so sorry to hear of John passing. Your whole family is in our prayers and thoughts. There was always a smile at the golf course from John to me (Eddie) and my son Zackary. He will truly be missed by everyone.
#9 Guest 2009-12-31 13:27
Sherree and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all on John's passing. During our Christmas Eve service I was admiring the closeness between you and John. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Joey & Melodi Brooks
#8 Guest 2009-12-31 13:12
Mrs. Sheree and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. John. He will truely be missed.He was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for.
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jason, Cindi, Seth and Lexi Koon
#7 Guest 2009-12-31 13:08
Sheree and Children.
Just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during this most difficult time.

Mac, Cindy, Melody, and Kimberly Bartley
#6 Guest 2009-12-31 11:47
Sheree and family,
You have been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of John's sudden passing last night. You have our deepest sympathy during your time of grief. I know that he will be truly missed. We will continue to remember you and the kids in our prayers.
#5 Guest 2009-12-31 11:44
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I will have you and your family in my prayers.
#4 Guest 2009-12-31 10:57
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He was truly a kind person who always went out of his way to speak. God Bless!
#3 Guest 2009-12-31 10:52
Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. John was greatly admired and respected by our congregational family. He was a man whose faith shaped his personal values and business principles, and he will be greatly missed in our community. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

On behalf of the members of Holy Trinity in Little Mountain,

Pastor Fred Suhr
#2 Guest 2009-12-31 10:24
Words can't describe the shock in learning of John's passing. Mere words cannot relieve the grief and pain you must be feeling at such a great loss. Please know that our family is holding you up in thought and prayer. We offer our sympathy, condolences and support during this very difficult time.
#1 Guest 2009-12-31 09:50
Sheree, Jenny, Lori Beth & Benji,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy; Have so many good memories of softball and Gamecock football with him.
Brian & Kim Stiver