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Gary Lee Richardson

May 16, 1945 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 76)

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Gary Lee Richardson, 76, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Gary was born on May 16, 1945, in Morehead, Kentucky, to the late Vernard Arvil Richardson and Dorothy Jane (Walters) Richardson Winters.

Throughout his youth, Gary developed a love of art, Latin and Greek history, and theater. After graduating from Montgomery County High School in 1965, Gary joined the United States Air Force, where he served for 4 years.

Gary met his wife, Carol, in 1979. After much convincing, Carol agreed to marry him, and the two wed in 1980. Gary and Carol went on to have two daughters, Chara and Rachel. He worked as an operations supervisor for Blackburn Correctional Facility, and retired in 2002.

He was humorous and spirited, and Gary was determined to support his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. He was unendingly proud of Chara, Rachel, and Carol, and always tried his best to support them. He leveraged his carpentry skills to build an ornate dollhouse, taught his daughters how to use tools, and shared his love of art and literature.

Also important to Gary was his faith, and he was an active member of the Russell Cave Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Gary was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Richardson and Phillip Winters, and his parents.

Gary is survived by his wife, Carol Richardson; his two daughters, Chara Hawkins and Rachel Williams; his brothers, Tony Richardson and William Winters; and his sister, Rhonda Strange, and their families. He is also survived by his son Lee Richardson and his mother.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held via Zoom at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2021. "If you are interested in attending the service, please email for the Zoom link and with any questions."

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, Kentucky, is caring for arrangements for Gary Lee Richardson. View or sign guestbook at

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Private services, live streamed
October 3, 2021

2:00 PM

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