05/21/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Chuck Richardson

Charles Holtzclaw Richardson. Jr.
(@ 1952 -  20 May 2006)

Newport News High School Class of 1969


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Incredible as it seems (at least to me), there is further sad news to report today.   

  From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 05/20/06 - "Charles H. (Chuck) Richardson, Jr.":

I thought you might want to know that Chuck Richardson, my ex-wife Karen's (Richardson - '66 - of VA) brother, died last night after a long fight with cancer. Chuck graduated from NNHS in '69. I learned of his death from my daughter and wanted to pass it along. He lived in Virginia Beach with his wife Carol and family. Chuck was a rabid Typhoon and Richmond Spiders fan. My thoughts and prayers go to Karen and her family. I think there will be a funeral early next week but I have no details.
   Jimmy, I am so very sorry to learn this news.  Thanks so much for letting us know.  Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are extended to Chuck's family and friends at this difficult time.

From the Daily Press - 05/21/06:

Charles Holtzclaw 'Chuck' Richardson Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Charles H. 'Chuck' Richardson Jr., 54, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Richardson, of 824 Sandoval Drive, was born in Hampton, and was the son of Capt. Charles H. Richardson and the late Mary Jane Edgar Richardson. He attended Newport News High School and graduated in 1969. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1974 with a degree in history. He was active in Kappa Alpha fraternity and always remained a devoted DR alumnus. He obtained a degree in education from Old Dominion University in 2000. He was an active member of St. Simon's Episcopal Church of Sandbridge and regularly served as a lay reader and in various outreach activities. Mr. Richardson was an avid sports fan and was especially devoted to the Redskins and all the Spiders teams of the University of Richmond. He coached Little League and City League sports in Virginia Beach for 11 years. He truly enjoyed watching the many sports activities of his children. Mr. Richardson was a devoted husband, father and friend. He loved animals, golf, reading, travel, painting, politics, watching horse racing, and most of all, being with his close circle of friends and family. He was a restaurant manager in his professional life and worked for companies in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Beach. Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Carol Frye Richardson, of Virginia Beach: his son, Charles H. Richardson III; two sisters, Karen Richardson of Hampton and Catherine Richardson Baab of Richmond; a daughter, Julia Ward of Newport News; his step-mother, Patsy Holland Richardson, and three grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., at St. Simon's Church at 308 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach. The Rev. Bill Starkey will officiate. Funeral arrangements are being handled by H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Simons, in memory of Chuck.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/21/2006.
Guest Book

I was saddened to learn of Chuck's death but I know he suffered a lot. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
James Dick, Sr. (Hawthorne, FL ) - May 21, 2006
It was a great treasure to reconnect with Chuck and share in his joy of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Carol & Charlie. The sun shines a little less brightly now that Chuck is gone.
Sue & Randall
Sue Ellen Hargadon (Williamsburg, VA ) - May 21, 2006


   Once again, our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Richardson family.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning

Lyrics by Bishop Reginald Heber (1783-1826), 1811

Heber originally wrote this hymn for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. It was first published
in the
Christian Observer in 1811, but did not appear in hymnals until after Heber's death.

Music: "Morning Star," James Proctor Harding, 1892

1. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

2. Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall.
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all.

3. Shall we not yield Him, In costly devotion,
Odors of Edom and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest and gold from the mine?

4. Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure.
Richer by far is the heart's adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

5. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

"Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning" midi and lyrics
courtesy of http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/brightest_and_best_of_the_sons_o.htm - 01/06/06

"Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning" Sheet Music by Mr. H. S. Irons from Rev. Richard R. Chope,
Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #137

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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