Gibbs Richardson

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Gibbs Richardson (G.B.) of Green Forest, Arkansas was born January 20, 1936 in Aromas, California, son of Willie Steve and Alma (Gibbs) Richardson. He departed this life Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in his home in Green Forest at the age of 81 years.

He attended United Baptist Church in Green Forest.

On February 14, 1998, he was united in marriage to Brenda P. (Fletcher) Richardson, who survives him. He is survived by his children: son, Paul Richardson and wife, Gail, of Cumming, GA; daughter Lisa Richardson Herron and husband, Blaine, of Mountain Home, AR; daughter, Suzanne Richardson Connel and husband, John, of Grayson, GA; son, Jim Fletcher of Berryville; daughter, Cara Spurlock, of Green Forest; and several grandchildren, other relatives, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Willie and Alma Richardson; sister, Louella Mello; sister, Pat Wages; and brother, Francis Richardson; and his first wife, Patsy Elrod Richardson, mother of children Paul, Lisa, and Suzanne.

He worked for Georgia Pacific for 41 years and retired in 1996, returning to his beloved Carroll County, where he spent time enjoying family and friends, especially John H. Stanphill, Freddie Bell, Jerry, Janice, John, and Don and Lousie Tharp. He enjoyed many visits, playing Aggravation, and telling stories, watching westerns, listening to music, bowling, and riding his horse. He loved his family and his church family, and he was a believer and a patriot. He appreciated his pastor, Jerry Spurlock and his wife, Pat.

No services are scheduled. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Gideonís International, P.O. Box 362 Berryville, AR 72616 or Hospice of the Hills, 501 E. Sherman Ave, Harrison, AR 72601. Online condolences may be sent to the family at