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World War II Vet Thomas Lee Richardson, 93, Dies

Funeral Services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the Douglas Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Rev. Ron King, Rev. Mike Sinyard, Rev. Ikey Watson, and Dr. Marion Beaver officiating.

Thomas Lee Richardson, 93 of Lithia Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 17, at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1919 in Carroll County, the son of the late James Omer Richardson and the late Elsie Elizabeth Carden Richardson. He married Dallas Watson on Oct. 1, 1939 in Carrollton, Georgia. He served in the U.S. Navy having served in active duty during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Lithia Springs.

Mr. Richardson was a farmer and worked in the tile and steel mill for many years. He enjoyed bowling and fishing and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kent Mealer; son-in-law, Jack Mealer; sisters, Edna Lenora, Doris Clarke, Rudene Thompson, and Martha Patterson; brother, Ollie Garst Richardson.

He is survived by his wife, Dallas Watson Richardson of Lithia Springs; daughter, Sandra R. Mealer of Villa Rica; sister, Sarah Marks of Newnan; grandchildren, Alan and Charlene Mealer of Dallas, Blake and Pam Mealer of Douglasville, Regina and Darren Shaw of Douglasville, Leann Weaver of Villa Rica, and Christy Mealer of Temple; 12 great-grandchildren; five great, great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, today at 2 p.m. from the Douglas Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Rev. Ron King, Rev. Mike Sinyard, Rev. Ikey Watson, and Dr. Marion Beaver officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements, 770-942-2311.

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