Ollie J. Richardson Jr. 1950-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Ollie James Richardson Jr., 70, transitioned to his heavenly home Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Briarfield at Ashley Circle Nursing Home.

The son of Ollie J. Richardson Sr. and the late Virginia Richardson, he was born March 1, 1950, in Pensacola, Fla.

Ollie Was a 1969 graduate of East High School in Youngstown; shortly thereafter, he served as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

He was employed with Core Molding Technologies in Columbus; while residing in Youngstown, he worked at Turner Steel in Pennsylvania and InfoCision Management Corp.

He was a member of the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and a member in the men’s fellowship, under the direction of Pastor James C. Bowie.

Chubby was a boxing enthusiast, which led him to work with and train his younger brothers in the boxing field, one of which went on to acquire several world titles. Chub was also a Golden Gloves Champion. If there was boxing on TV, it was safe to say, Chubs would be watching.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories, his loving wife, the former Rose “Baby Rose” Watson, whom he married June 2, 2013; his father, Ollie J. Richardson Sr.; eight children, Catrina Richardson of Texas, Nisha (Donald) Green of California, Stacey (Deangelo) Smith and Alex Richardson, both of Youngstown, Tesha (Ted) Montgomery of Texas, Roy Austin Jr., Steve Watson of California and Chauntie (Francis Gibbs) Watson; eight siblings, Diane Hall of California, Sharon Kay Muldrow, Gloria (David) Blackmon, Claudette (Lucious) Richardson-Clinkscales, Gregory D. Richardson, all of Youngstown, Valerie (Ricky) Fleetion of Reynoldsburg, Rosalind Ratliff of Whitehall, Randall K. Richardson of Youngstown; Minnie L. Erkard and Willie Matthew; 30 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; two brothers, Freddie Hamilton and Chester Richardson; his stepsons, Marcus and LaJuan Watson; his grandmothers, Minnie Anderson and Julia Benjamin; and his grandfathers, Percy Lett Sr. and Marion Anderson.

Private services will be held for the immediate family.

The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. has been given the honor to serve the family.

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