Our hearts break for you, JoAnn and your family. Praying for you. God Bless you! Woody & Cora LYNN Woodall , July 23, 2021 My prayers are with you today. Lois McMaken, July 23, 2021 JoAnn and Family - May you all find peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. Jim was a great aviator and friend. It was an honor to know, work, and fly with him. Ed DiBello, July 22, 2021 I was happy to take Jim to the last meeting of the Air Force Association. He was a true patriot, a good friend, and it was an honor to have known him. Thomas Klein, July 22, 2021 JoAnn, my heart breaks for you and your family. I remember Jim as Jimmy. I remember him as a quite, confident guy. I remember him as a friend to all in high school. I remember him as an outstanding scholar. I remember him as an extra ordinary athlete among great Buna athletes. I remember him as goal oriented. I remember him as a patriot. I remember him as a friend. I remember him as the eternal love of my best friend. Jim will be greatly missed by all. I love you and you and your family are always in my prayers. Nita Welch, July 22, 2021 Dear JoAnn and Family, I was greatly saddened to hear we have lost Jim. He and I shared some great memories of flying together during our Blacksheep Reunion in San Antonio. A great aviator and wonderful man. He is in my prayers as are you and the family. Sandy Sharpe, July 21, 2021 Dear JoAnn and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You and Jim have always been strong supporters of the Black Sheep family. I can’t forget my trip to the hospital for a hernia operation during our Austin reunion when Jim used his hospital contacts to ensure I was well taken care of. Your takeover of the San Antonio reunion turned out to be a big success. Jim will be sorely missed.
Pat and Paul Raudenbush, July 19, 2021 JoAnn he is in GODS hands now and knows the hurt you are feeling now. You are a strong lady and with GODS help you will get thru this. Love and our prayers are with you. Love Terrie and Gary Richardson James Gary Richardson, July 19, 2021 JoAnn, bout you and Jim have been a great asset of the 8th Tac Ftr Sqdn "Black Sheep'. As a unit we deployed to Germany, various other deployments, and to Takhli during the summer of 1972. Before that, we participated in a 12th Air Force Air Power Demonstration (Gallant Hand) at Bergstrom AFB in Texas. I remember and a few other wives drove to Austin during that exercise to be with us while we were there. Of course on the last day you all were still there and had to make the long drive back home. We left after the exercise, flying back to Holloman in about 1 1/2 hours, while you had about a 10 hour drive ahead of you. What dedication for togetherness! Great memories will linger a long time of Jim and his magnetic warmth and friendship. We appreciate everything you accomplished for the San Antonio reunion and cherish knowing you all these years. I have known Jim over 3/4 of my life and looked forward to seeing every time we had a chance. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. Godspeed. Joe S
Bruce Huneke - 8th TFS, July 18, 2021 Dear JoAnn, Teri, Jim and the entire Richardson family: Words cannot express our sorrow in learning of Colonel Jim's passing. Please know that while we may be thousands of miles away, and unable to attend the celebration of his life with you all, our presence will be with you all in prayer and spirit. All who knew Jim have recognized that over his richly distinguished lifetime, he has constantly demonstrated an unyielding and fervent love of his family, his nation, and his Savior. Rest in peace, old warrior. Until Valhalla.
Kerry & Constance Spaulding, July 18, 2021 JoAnn you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. How blessed we are to have you and Jim as friends. We love you and are with you in spirit. Sending you a hug. In Christian love, Paul and Lynn Webb Lynn Webb, July 17, 2021 To Jo & Family. Love & prayers for your heart ache in the lose of Jim. Jim was a special person so friendly to everyone.
Jamye & Sara, July 17, 2021 We have no words to say how much we will miss Jim. Our love for Jim and Joann was accumulated for 75 years and those memories will never be lost. We only find solitude in knowing that Jesus told us that those who love him join him in Paradise. Jim is now soaring in Heaven and the angels are his co-pilots. Heavenly Father, please take Jim under your wings and take incredible care of him until we join him again in your presence. Tom and Johnnie Harper, July 17, 2021 Sending my love to all! Jimmy was a wonderful person who enriched the lives of all who knew him! My heart is warmed to know that John, Warren, and Jewel are rejoicing together! May our Father in Heaven watch over Jimmy’s family and give them peace.
Alice Parker, July 17, 2021