In Memory of

William (Bill) L.C. Richardson

February 12, 1934 - January 27, 2022


William L. C.  Richardson (Bill) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 12, 1934 to Leonard and May Richardson  joining his 3 older sisters, Moreen, Margaret, and Marilyn  to complete the family.He grew up in Tulsa  where he graduated from Tulsa Central High School. He continued his  education  graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University and  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a PhD in Theology.In 1957 he married Kathryn Mallory of Buffalo, MO and they were blessed with 4 sons: Timothy, Curtis, Phillip, and Jonathan.Bill pastored churches in Oklahoma. In 1964  Bill and Kathryn were appointed as missionaries by the International MissionBoard of the Southern Baptist Convention. They served overseas in Brazil, the Caribbean, and Romania. Bill also went on short term mission trips to India, Gambia, and Mexico. He and Kathryn retired to Springfield, Missouri in 1999.Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, his sons and their wives Marydee, Denise, and Tamara; his sister Margaret Lemke; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law and wife, Arthur and Joann Mallory; many nephews and nieces with their families.As of January 27, 2022 he is resting very well, very alive in the arms of Jesus.In lieu of flowers the family requests any contributions be made to The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in Bill Richardson’s nameat IMB. org orIMB3806 Monument AvenueRichmond, VA 23230


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Since I didn’t have the privilege of meeting Dr. Richardson, I’m unable to leave a personal tribute to him. However, I am blessed mightily by Dr. Richardson’s witness through his son, Curtis and daughter in law, Denise, who serve our Lord at Martin City Baptist Church as pastor and wife. Thank you, Dr. Richardson, for your ongoing influence on those who knew you and loved you on this side of Heaven. Enjoy being with your Savior whom you served faithfully.

Dear Curtis, Denise & family
My heart goes out to you all at the loss of your father. I like to think that maybe he & Bill will meet & get to have a conversation about how much they love Curtis as a son & brother in Christ. I know they’re both rejoicing & in perfect health now.
Love Lynn & Andrea

Thank you for sharing this precious memory of Bill. As a Journeyman missionary in Brazil, I remember his big smile and genuine kindhearted care. A wonderful servant of God..

Kathy, we were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. We are thankful of precious memories of days with you in the Caribbean.

Dear Denise,
So sorry to hear about your Dad..We will be praying for you and your family..We miss and love you so much…Praying God wrappes His loving arms of peace around you!!

Dear Curtis,
So sorry to hear about your Dad! We will be praying for you and your family..We miss and love you so much…Praying God wrappes His loving arms of peace around you!!

I was sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He’s now in the land of the living. I had the greatest respect for Bill. He was a Christian gentleman. He was a living example of how to live the Christian life.
Bill was so gracious to let our family stay with them in Belo on our way from Brasilia to Rio.
He will be missed by all. Blessings to family

Dear Kathryn and family,
Praying for you during this precious but hard time in your lives. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you His peace that passes understanding!
Charlotte Greenhaw

Curtis and Denise, My heartfelt sympathy to you at the death of your father. May God wrap you in his strong, loving arms and give you strength for the days ahead. Know of my prayers for you and your family. Much love, hugs, and prayers, Barbara

Kathryn, May the Lord give you comfort and peace. I was with Bill at OBU and remember him as a caring Christian and mission-minded person.

Abraços to aunt Kathy, ao meu querido Curtis, and Tim, Phillip, & JonJon. We love you all, and pray peace & joy for you and your families.

Dear Phillip and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Our friendship goes back to April 1965. Three families on the ship together for 2 weeks, Morgans, Tarrys and Richardsons, going to Brazil. Then our years together in Minas Gerais gave time for us to bond like family. Bill was very involved in all areas of mission work. Bill had a serious side spiritually but also was fun to be with, even remembered Gound Hog Day.

We love 💕 you all very much, especially Kathy and have been praying for you all every day since we heard of Bill’s going home to be with the Lord Jesus. What a happy fulfilling life of service to the Lord you Dad had. Your Uncle Ronny and Aunt Marlene have lots of sweet, happy, funny, spiritual memories of our time in Brasil as down the street neighbors with your sweet family. Love to all and we are praying for you all today for strength and guidance in our Lord Jesus Christ! Hugs! Uncle Ronny and Aunt Marlene

I have many fond memories of “uncle” Bill and “aunt” Kathy and family. You all hold a special place in my life. Uncle Bill and aunt Kathy, your legacy of dedication to missions, faithfully staying the course through joys and hardships have helped Jim and I keep the right perspective to be faithful to God’s call, stay the course, and finish the race that He has set before us. You too impacted my life through your life and I am forever grateful.


Saturday, February 12, 2022
9:30 AM
First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit
2 NE Douglas
Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit
2 NE Douglas
Lee's Summit, MO 64063