Walter Lee Richardson
March 5, 1944 – January 15, 2021
WENDELL – Walter Lee Richardson, 76, made his ascension to Glory Friday morning. He was born March 5, 1944 in Wake County to the late Jessie Leamon and Elva Elizabeth Liles Richardson. Walter faithfully and honorably served our country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army and worked as an Automobile Salesman upon his departure from military service. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Dana Griswold, granddaughter, Whitney Griswold, siblings, Bobby, Benny and Jimmy Richardson and Sara Jo Bowser.
He is survived by his daughter, Gina Temple (Woody); son-in-law, Ken Griswold; grandchildren, Taylor and Tanner Griswold, Joshua and Chase Temple; sisters, Fentress Cash, Alice Swindell (Jim) and Mary Jane Brown as well as several special nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, Jan.19, 2021, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597. The service will be available for viewing via www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com