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Kevin Richardson

d. March 24, 2022

Kevin Richardson, age 63, of Athens passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at his residence.

Kevin was born October 18, 1958 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Albert and Phyllis Meyers Richardson.

Mourning his passing are his children, Jennifer (Zachary) Reagan, Brendon Richardson, Aaron Richardson, Devin Richardson; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three brothers; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Kevin graduated from Athens High School excelling in basketball being the captain of the team.

After graduation, he worked as a carpenter for the Carpenter’s Union.  Kevin then worked for First National Bank of Springfield.  He later rejoined, and retired from, the Carpenter’s Union #16 in Springfield.

He assisted in coordinating the plans of building the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

He grew up in the Athens United Methodist Church and later attended the Athens Christian Church.

Kevin loved watching March Madness, mushroom hunting, and enjoyed fishing.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 10:00 AM until time of memorial service at 11:00 AM at the Athens Christian Church with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Children’s Hospital in Springfield or American Cancer Society.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. Devin and family, we were very saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing and offer our heartfelt condolences.

    The Shaffer’s

  2. The whole family is in my prayers

  3. My heart sinks to hear of this news. He made a difference for us. Whether through a smile or kind word or in using his skill through carpentry. He will be missed. My prayer- God wrap his arms around Kevin’s children for strength and peace with the loss of their father. Forever in our hearts. Amen. Tim Christie and April Mattsson

  4. Our love ❤ and prayers 🙏 go out to your family. May Kevin be always on your mind and forever in your hearts! Great guy!!

  5. Sending love and prayers for peace for the family. ✝️🖤🙏🏻

  6. My sincere condolences to Kevin’s children and the Richardson family. Kevin was a great teammate, friend, and neighbor in our younger years. I will always remember Kevin as a kind and helpful guy. Sincerely, Albert Beard

  7. Sending Prayers to the Family.

  8. Devin:

    So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Deepest Sympathies.


  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family

  10. The Richardson Family – We were so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. We are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. Deepest sympathies.

  11. Sending our most sincere condolences. You’re all in our thought and prayers. 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  12. Devin –

    We are so sorry for Kevin’s loss. We always enjoyed being fellow football and basketball parents. He always had a “How are ya’ Robbie!” each time we ran into him. Just know how proud he always was up in those stands each time he watched you play football and basketball. Our sincere condolences.

    Robb, Laura & Nick Hanner

  13. Goodness the school time memories than ran through my mind.
    My prayers and sympathies to the family.

  14. Devin,

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing and we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Kevin always had a smile on his face and a hand to shake. He was very proud to watch and talk about you and your skills and will definitely be missed. Heartfelt condolences from our entire family and God Bless You.

    Dennis, Lynne, Nick and Alex Morris

  15. Sending sincere condolences on Kevin’s passing to the Richardson family. Hoping happy memories will help you through this sad time.

    Steve and Gail Lott

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