Dr. James “Jim” F. Richardson

Dr. “Jim” Richardson, 86, of Simpsonville, husband of Gail Griffin Richardson, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Born in Abbeville, he was a son of the late Lawrence Rollins & Azile Greene Richardson. Dr. Richardson was a life-long member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church. He served our country in the U.S. Army. Dr. Jim loved to read, his vegetable garden, bird hunting, his Furman Paladins, and all kinds of history. He was a kind, gracious, gentleman with a servant’s heart and a sweet, dry sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Angie R. Saunders, and Cindy R. Osborne and her husband, Tim; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Sherbert and her husband, Dustin, and William Trey Saunders; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, L.R. Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Betty.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:00 am in Greenville Memorial Gardens with Pastor Randy Kirby and Pastor Rob White of First Baptist Church Simpsonville officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Animal Care Services, 328 Furman Hall Rd., Greenville, SC 29609.

Condolences to the family of Dr. James “Jim” F. Richardson

  • Dollie Tuttle
    2 years ago

    Jim was a big part of our family. He lived a few houses above us in Charlotte, so he was there through my high school years. In return, I was the on call babysitter. The memories are so sweet! Jim was not only a wonderful doctor, but also a friend to all! Not a time we went through a loss that he was always the first there. I could go on and on, but still not say all that is in my heart. He served the folks of Simpsonville well! Rest In Peace and know you were loved and will always be in our hearts!
    H.E. & Dollie Tuttle

  • Kathy Tate
    2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Jim’s passing. He was my family doctor from the time I was a little girl until he retired. He was such a good doctor. He had the sweetest manner.

  • Mike Smith
    2 years ago

    All things must pass, but Dr. Jim and Dr. Rollins were a part of my life in Simpsonville from my early childhood till Jim’s retirement.
    My Dad, Grady Smith, was friends with both Rollins and Jim.
    My deepest condolences to the family, and hope that grief will be tempered with memories of a life well and truly lived.
    Mike Smith son of Grady & Georgia Smith.

  • Thelma Ballew
    2 years ago

    Angie, we are sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Prayers for you and your family, in this sad time.
    Love, Thelma Jones Ballew

  • Becky Self
    2 years ago

    When Keith and I first came to Simpsonville, Jim and his family were our first neighbors and soon to be friends. Angie became our babysitter and loved by us all. Jim quickly became our family doctor and he treated and cared for us, as his family. We later learned other patients felt the same. We loved this family and loved Dr. Jim and he kept us healthy for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers for Gail, Angie, Cindy and families. Our love and God’s Peace. Becky

  • Bill and Gail Orbann
    2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim. He was a big part of Simpsonville . Our loss is Heavens gain. GAIL, Angie, Cindy and family. I know he will be missed but one day you will see him in his Gloryfied body. Love you all and we have great memories of doing things together. Love the Orbann family.

  • Linda Ballard
    2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of Dr.Jim’s passing. He was my family’s Dr for so many years. We’ve talked about him over the years how we wish he was still in practice. Heaven gained a good man.

  • Wilton Fowler
    2 years ago

    Sorry to hear of DrJims passing he was my family’s dr for many years. Many fond memories

  • Cindy White
    2 years ago

    So sorry to hear about Dr Jim’s passing he was a great Dr to me and many family members I used to work across street from there house at Circle J and would take care of there dogs when they were out of town and he grew the best corn ever he would always share Praying for Gail and family Cindy White

  • Bruce Richardson
    2 years ago

    As a child, my parents would take me to see Dr. Jim or Dr. Rollins when I was sick. So as a child, I thought their last names were Jim and Rollins. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I discovered that was not true, their last name was Richardson, and they were FAMILY. Jim remained my physician until he retired many years later. He will be greatly missed!

  • tasha white
    2 years ago

    Dr. Jim was a true gentleman and treated his patients with kindness and love when we were kids. I will treasure his memory I have of taking care of me and my parents and brothers and sister. Dr. Bannen and Dr. Jim were awesome.

  • Dan Shirley
    2 years ago

    Dr Jim was not only my doctor, but a friend also. So sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences to the family.

  • Carolyn Shirley
    2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim. He was a great Doctor and certainly one of the last, who would make a home visit.
    Gail, Angie, Cindy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.
    Carolyn Martin Shirley

  • Donna Ashmore Weathers
    2 years ago

    Dr. Jim was my family doctor since I was a child and continued to be my parents and brother’s doctor until his retirement. He was a great doctor and wonderful man. Sending my sincere sympathy to the family. May God give you comfort and strength during this sad time.

  • brad courter
    2 years ago

    Dr Jim was a true southern gentleman FP doctor. I moved to Greenville 33 years ago and worked at Hillcrest ER. I would call Dr Jim about his patients in the ER at all hours -day or night. . He always knew the patient’s medical problems, parents, spouses, etc…. all details about the patient by memory. He was always gracious, which was refreshing. He would say ” have them come to my office tomorrow at 8 am and i’ll see them”, not have them call in the am for an appt. sometime in the future. I had full respect for his physician skills and his impressive work ethic and fantastic personality. He invited me to his lovely house for a Christmas party. He was a role model for how medicine used to be. I will miss him and his generations class & style.
    Dr Brad Courter
    Greenville SC

  • Jackie Snipes
    2 years ago

    Gail, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing! May our Loving Heavenly Father bless & be with you & all your family during this most difficult period. Thinking of you and praying for you all!
    Jackie Snipes, former classmate at Lander College; Greenwood, SC

  • I am so sorry for your loss! I had the privileged to be able to work with him for years! I learned a lot of old medicine practices! He was a great man and a man that kept his word! You will be so missed Dr Richardson and I am praying for the family!

  • Alison Whatley
    2 years ago

    Dear Angie and Cindy, My brother, David, just called to tell me about your father having passed away last month. I was so sorry to hear, and had I known, would have offered my condolences much sooner. God’s peace and comfort to you and your families. I I have pleasant memories of you two, your cousins-Margie and Steve, and of our fathers and your uncle Rollins practicing medicine at 304 S Main St.

    Deepest sympathy,
    Alison Bannen Whatley

  • Many pleasant recollections of both Dr. Jim and Dr. Rollins, who were my doctors when I was young. My favorite memory of Dr. Jim was at Mrs. Betty Richardson’s graveside service. I spoke with Dr. Jim and reminded him of a comment he made when treating me as a college student. I had stated that he looked the same as when he treated me as a child, to which he wryly responded: “D___, boy! I think I’d better check your eyes, too!”

    “Perpetual light shine upon him, O Lord. May he and the souls of all thy saints rest in peace.” +

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