Robert “Bob” Edward Richardson, age 71, of 1493 Spicer Mountain Road, Sparta, NC passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at his residence.

He was born January 8, 1948 in Alleghany County to Millard Hoke and Doris Souther Richardson. He was preceded in death by his father and son, Robert Jason Richardson. Bob was a member of God’s Will Missionary Baptist Church and served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director and Child Evangelism Fellowship. He had been on several mission trips and also had a jail ministry. He was a previous moderator for the Baptist Association. Bob served on the Board of Directors of Alleghany Cares and was a Scout Master. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara P. Richardson of the home; two daughters, Julie Hester and husband Tommy of Sparta, Karen Sealey and husband Charlie of State Road; three grandchildren, Robert Luke Sealey, Brooke Sealey Moore and husband Wesley, Katelyn Denise Sealey; one great-grandson, Giovanni Alberto Moore; his mother, Doris Souther Richardson Crouse of Elkin; one sister, Barbara D. Richardson of Winston-Salem; he is also survived by one aunt, several cousins, many friends and his wonderful church family. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Bob at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Reverend Homer Murdock and Reverend Allen Huffman officiating. Interment will follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God’s Will Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Richard Mooneyhan, 1646 Mt. Zion Church Road, Sparta, NC 28675 or Osborne Memorial Cemetery Fund, c/o Natasha Bourne, 6884 NC Hwy. 93, Piney Creek, NC 28663. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Alleghany County EMS and Sheriff’s Department.

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