Dale Lee Richardson
Dale Lee Richardson
  • May 2, 1939 - November 17, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Dale Lee Richardson


Dale Richardson, 78, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia. Visitation will be from 1-2pm, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO, with funeral service and burial following at 2pm, also in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dale was born May 2, 1939, in Fayette, MO, to Archie Lee and Ada Lucille Diggs Richardson. He graduated from Fayette High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Truman State in Kirksville, MO. He enlisted in the US Army (Military Police) for 3 years; where upon his discharge in 1962, he joined the Columbia Police Department and retired a detective after 22 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Columbia, Masonic Lodge 114, and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1923.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Richardson of Columbia; two sons, Rodney Lee (wife Yessy) Richardson of Huntsville, AL, and Stephen Trent Richardson of Columbia; two daughters Teresa Marie (Doug) McClure of Harrisburg, and Melissa Gale (Tony) Saxton of Stanberry, MO; and ten grandchildren. A brother, Carl L. Richardson, and his parents preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 101 N. 10th Street, Columbia, MO 65201.

Online condolences may be left for the family at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com