Charles “Charley” Richison, Sr.

Sep 14th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Charles “Charley” Richison, Sr., 81, of Charleston, formerly of Beebe, passed away Friday September 9, 2011.  He was born December 22, 1929 to Earl and Nell (Bolin) Richison.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University of Russellville with a business degree.  He played football for the Wonder Boys and was named to the All -American team.  Charley also served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.

He is survived by children; Jill Harrison of Charleston, Sue Richison of Fort Smith, Sara (Chuck) Thompson of Greenwood, Kenny (Janie) Richison of Tunas, Missouri, Joe Richison  (Sharon) of Salem, Alabama, Charles Richison, Jr. of Centerton, Rick (Janice) Watson of Beebe and Tonia (Terry)Weatherford of Jacksonville; sixteen grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

Charley is preceded in death by his wife, Linda; parents, and sisters, Earlene Henson and Sara Martin.

Family received friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.  Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2011 at Westbrook Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Floyd.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 909 W. 2nd St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72201