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Donald Edward Richardson, 69, of Pocola died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Donald was born on Aug. 28, 1943, in Plummerville, Ark., to H.L. and Opal (Townsley) Richardson. He was a retired salesman.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Pledger.Â
Donald is survived by his wife, Vickie Lynn Richardson of the home; three sons, Marcus Richardson of Spiro, Shawn and wife Deborah Richardson of Spiro, and Steven Smittle and wife Natalie of Barling, Ark.; a daughter, Terra Smittle Becker and husband Brad of Fort Smith, Ark.; five sisters, Melba and husband Donald Brown of Little Rock, Ark., Lois and husband Kenneth Smith of Granbury, Texas, Jean and husband Paul Strickland of Greers Ferry, Ark., Jo and husband James Rowe of Stuttgart, Ark., and Paula Hosto of Stuttgart, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Hailey, Raven and Tristan Richardson, Kylie, Ethan, Caroline Becker and Noah Smittle; and mother-in-law, Goldia Waymire of Poteau.
The family will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Pocola First Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Clark officiating. You may leave an online message at www.gracemanorfh.com. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Poteau.
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