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Jake Thaddeus “Thad” Richardson, 64, born May 20, 1956, the oldest child of Jake and Bessie English Richardson. “Thad”, as he was affectionately called, answered his Savior’s call on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Jake received his education in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Sumter High School with the Class of 1974. Upon graduation, he worked at Campbell Soup, V B Williams and retired from the Sumter County School System. Jake leaves to cherish his memories: his children, Courtney Koonce, Jessica Richardson, Jake Richardson, Jr.; two sisters, Jennifer Kennedy, Sharon Araqua (Charles); one brother, Gary Richardson; and a host of loving relatives and friends. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during all home visitation at 360 North Magnolia Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Friday, November 20, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter. The procession will leave from the home at 10:30 a. m.

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