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Gordon Don Richardson

February 19, 1937 December 22, 2023
Gordon Don Richardson
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Gordon Don Richardson, a former resident of Hollis, Oklahoma was received into the loving arms of Jesus on December 22, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of eighty-six.
On February 19, 1937, in Hollis, Oklahoma Robert Gordon and Iva Lorene (Ford) Richardson rejoiced at the birth of their only son, Gordon Don Richardson.
Don was raised and educated in Hollis, Oklahoma. He received his spiritual education and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Hollis. Following high school Don started working at Machen's Grocery as a butcher. After a few years, Don returned to his roots and began farming and ranching in Harmon County. Don proudly served his country and state in the Oklahoma National Guard. On April 16, 1955, Don married the love of his life Gwen (Heath) in Hollis, Oklahoma. This marriage would be blessed with four daughters, Donette, Denise, Delana, and Dee. In the early 80s, God spoke to Don's heart to go on a few mission trips to Belize, Central America.. This is where Don found his calling to work in the foreign mission field full-time. Don and Gwen traveled to over seventy-four countries providing countless acts of compassion and servanthood all while spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Don was the international director for Feed the Children organizing medical teams to be deployed all over the world, and developing help in the creation of the child sponsorship program. until his retirement in 2007. In his free time was devoted to his favorite thing, his family, he cherished every moment he had with his children, his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Don leaves a legacy of compassion, servanthood, devotion to his family, and unwavering faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Receiving Don at the pearly gates were his father, Robert Gordon Richardson; mother, Iva Lovene Harris; and sister, Marilyn Rudd.
Left to carry on Don's memory and legacy are his beloved wife of sixty-eight years, Gwen Richardson; his daughters, Donette Long and husband Frankie, Denise Allison and husband Steve, Delana Ellison, Dee Metcalf and husband Kent; grandchildren, Steven Long and wife Amy, Shelby Long and wife Holly, Jamie Allison and wife Tammy, Stephenie Bristow and husband Cody, Joshua Ellison and wife Dusti, Caleb Ellison and wife Caley, Maclachi Ellison and wife Maxine, Keegan Metcalf and wife Graham, Devyn Elliott and husband Isaac, Dalyn Metcalf, great-grandchildren Kyli Ellison Peeler and husband Byrce, Marek Long, Keetin Long, Ayden Long, Alisen Bristow, Bayler Bristoe, Chaysen Bristow, Aubree Allison, Parker Allison, Kendalyn Shaw, Garrett Shaw, Sean Ellison, Hadleigh Ellison, Landry Metcalf; great- great-grandchildren, Beck Shaw, Averi Peeler, sister in law Pam Heath, other extended family members, friends, and his fellow missionaries across the world.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Hollis, with Brother Kent Sharpley officiating. Interment to follow the church service at Fairmount Cemetery, Hollis, Oklahoma.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Harmon County Funeral Home, Hollis, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Hollis, with interment to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Hollis, Hollis, Oklahoma.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Harmon County Funeral Home, Hollis, Oklahoma.
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