John Gleason “Jack” Richardson, 76, of James Island, loving husband to Janice for 41 years, entered into eternal rest on April 26, 2022, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Jack, the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Richardson was born on March 9, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. In September of 2000, he was reunited with the late Mrs. Lelia St. Onge Saunders who had lovingly placed him for adoption at birth.
Jack was a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School where he was on the swim team. A veteran of the US Army, he received his nursing degree from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and was a registered nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina for many years until his retirement. Jack served his church in various capacities and served in numerous civic organizations throughout the years. He enjoyed windsurfing, sailing, and spending time with his family.
Jack was a gentle, kind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be remembered for his dedication to helping others and for his unwavering faith in God. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jack was predeceased by his brothers Patrick St. Onge and Robert Richardson and a niece Amber Newman.
In addition to his wife Janice, Jack is survived by his daughter Lauren Wilson, her husband Christopher Wilson, and granddaughter Haylee all of James Island. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Thomas and Billie Carter, sister-in-law Karen Ferguson, brother-in-law Mike Carter and wife Tracy all of Orangeburg, S.C., as well as brother-in-law Tommy Carter and wife Melissa of Neeses, S.C., and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
The family will receive family and friends at the Visitation 29412 on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 Am to 11:00 AM. at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island Chapel at 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island Chapel. Immediately following the Funeral Service, the burial will be at 12:30 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests helping someone in need or paying forward a kindness that might have been extended to them.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, James Island Chapel, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494