David Lee Richardson Jr., 49, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at the home of his loving friends, the Arthur Glen Thompson family of Whiteville. Mr. Richardson died surrounded by family and friends following a short but courageous battle against an aggressive recurrence of cancer.
Mr. Richardson was born in Chapel Hill, May 12, 1968.Mr. Richardson was predeceased by his father, Dr. David Lee Richardson Sr. of Lumberton and stepfather Neil David Weber, Esq. of Leland.
He was proudly independent and handled difficult circumstances with a sense of calm and peace that also defined his career as a medical first responder in Bladen, Pender and Brunswick Counties. He spent most of his youth in Lumberton, and most recently resided in Shallotte.
Mr. Richardson is remembered as compassionate and loyal. His serious demeanor belied a keen sense of humor and a deep love of family and friends. He was a lifelong, avid outdoorsman who was happiest sharing special times with friends while hunting or fishing. He cherished his friendships with his “brother” Art Thompson and with Mary Jo Daniels, their families, and his work family at Pender EMS and Fire.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at Haw Bluff Baptist Church, 1433 Haw Bluff Road, Ivanhoe. Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Patsy McKeithan Weber of Leland; two sisters Audren (Shane) Richardson Ford of Leland and Neilee Weber of Wilmington; and his loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Richardson is also survived by his stepmother, Sylvia Richardson of Lumberton; and stepbrother, Christopher Brisson of Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Pender EMS and Fire, 805 Ridgewood Ave., Burgaw, N.C. 28425 in Mr. Richardson’s name: www.penderemsandfire.com.
A guest register is available at inmanwardfunerahome.com.