Joseph Lee Richardson

Hale, Michigan
January 24, 1936 - January 10, 2021


The family will receive guests from 11:00 AM Saturday, January 16, 2021 until the time of service at 1:00 PM.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739


1:00 PM Saturday, January 16, 2021

Obituary Notice

Joseph Lee Richardson, age 84 of Hale, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on January 10, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving children, Debbie (Glen) Teelander, Steve Richardson and Kenneth Richardson. Brother, Charles Richardson and sister, Lois Lunsford. Fourteen grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 2019. Daughter; Janice, son; Joe and grandson; Patrick.

Joseph was born on January 24, 1936 in Bonnie Blue, Virginia to the late Emmitt Lee and Vesta Annie (Hess) Richardson. He married Barbara and together they raised their five children. He retired from General Motors and moved to Hale where he was a member of the West Branch Church of God and enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and fixing anything mechanical.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 11 AM – 1 PM Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Buresh Funeral Home (121 S. Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739). Funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with interment to follow at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery.

All visitors are respectively asked to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing while in the funeral home.


Esmond Evergreen Cemetery


God bring comfort an strength to this family. Joe was a good husband an father.
Deb i am sorry to hear of his passing . Also for your brothers an rest of famy. Charles Richardson keeping you in prayer as you all have had a rough years or so of loved ones call to home in glory
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
He was a wonderful person, Joe is with his sweetheart (Barbara) and I'm sure he is enjoying the biggest family reunion ever God bless you all
— Anne lunsford
Sorry I didn't know him better. I remember many things about his Dad, my Uncle Enmity. Much sympathy to the family.
— Wayne Thompson
Sorry to hear about uncle joe you will be missed enjoy heaven praying for the rest of the family
— Rick caudill

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