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Rufus Harvey Richardson
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Longtime resident of Ada, Oklahoma, Mr. Rufus Harvey Richardson Jr. passed from this life on March 4, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Rufus was born January 4, 1949 in Ada, Ok to his parents Rufus Sr. and Carrie Alene Colbert Richardson.

Rufus served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force. He was employed and retired from the Oklahoma State School as activity director. Rufus enjoyed basketball, tennis and taking long rides in the country. He also enjoyed family reunions, talking on the phone and attending church when possible.

Rufus is survived by 2 sons; Tim Richardson of Grand Prairie, TX and Richie Richardson of Pauls Valley, OK, 3 daughters; Tammie Joyner of Pauls Valley, Ok, Belinda Warrior of Grand Rapids, MI , Kendra Nero of Midwest City, OK, 2 sisters; Linda Richardson of Wichita, KS, Diane and Mike Ingram of Denver, Colorado, 2 brothers; Garry & Linda Morris of Midwest City, OK, Pat & Monette Richardson of Ada, Ok, and special friends Miss Wendell Ulhich and William Cubbitt of Ada, OK,
10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives, longtime friends and neighbors.

Rufus is preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 1 brother.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, March 12, 2018 at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Smith-Phillips Funeral Home

123 E 13th St PO Box 147
Ada, OK 74820

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Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel

123 E. 13th Street
Ada, OK 74820


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