Donald Carson "Donnie" Richardson, Sr.

Born on March 13, 1959

Departed on March 9, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Donald "Donnie" Carson Richardson Sr. - Age 61, passed away on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Carson Richardson and Oma A. Richardson

Survived by his wife Cheryl Richardson; Daughter Christina Richardson Mcguirt; Sons Donald Carson Richardson Jr. and Andrew Chance (Harley) Richardson; Grandchildren Drason Woods, Ian Slayman, Caden Richardson, Lilly Richardson, Connan Mcguirt, Izabella Mcguirt, and August Mcguirt; Sisters Angela (Larry) Stephens and Sandra Richardson; Nephews Matthew (Rachel) Stephens and Jordan Yates; Niece Rachel (Robbie) Crouch; Great nephew Oliver Stephens as well as many other friends and family members.
Sons, daughter, and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

A Celebration of Life for Donnie will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 1:30 PM, at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Charlotte. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM at Harpeth Hills Memorial Garden .

Visitation with the family will be on Monday from 11:30 AM until the service time at 1:30 PM, at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Charlotte.

14 Comments to Donald Carson "Donnie" Richardson, Sr.

  1. angeline garvin cothran says:

    we will miss donnie, he was friends with my sons and me. he came to see tommy often and talked to him the day before he passed away. rest in peace don don we love you.

  2. Chance Richardson says:

    Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Johnathan Ivey says:

    Donnie always treated me with kindness. In my profession I’ve known a lot of tough men, but donnie might have been the toughest I’ve ever met. I always respected him for the way he was always ready to defend his family against harm. I’ll never forget the way he would always make me feel welcome when I was around him and the way his steak tasted off the grill. Rest in peace donnie. ❤

  4. Joe Sutton says:

    Every time I spoke with him he was always nice and generous a strong man Forsure to overcome so much!!!!!!! Prayers to the family

  5. Sherry Downing says:

    Cheryl and Chance, so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers for you

  6. BILL THOMPSON says:

    BEEN KNOWING THE FAMILY FOR 55 YEARS DONNIE AND MY SON WENT TO SCHOOL AND PLAYED BALL TOGEATHER WERE GOOD PEOPLE HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY RIP LITTLE MAN

  7. Diane Carlisle says:

    I’m so thankful that your suffering has come to an end Donnie! Thankful that you are at peace! You were blessed with so much love from your children and family and friends! Definitely one of a kind! You will be missed my friend.. sending prayers and thoughts of love..

  8. Jan Nance says:

    Helen Keller once said “What was once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose.
    For all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
    Your family are in my prayers for comfort as you grieve for your dad.

  9. Betty Craft says:

    Knew Donnie and family from days on Laredo St. Prayers for Angie , Sandy & rest of family . R-I-P

  10. Betty Craft says:

    R-I-P Donnie. Knew Donnie & family from our neighborhood Laredo/James Ave many years ago. Prayers for Angie, Sandy and rest of his family. Betty Duggin Craft

  11. Dawn Fann says:

    May you Rest In Peace .. you have been loved by many.. my heart 💜 goes out to all you kids..

  12. Rhonda Fleming Reed says:

    I’ve known Donnie all my life…since Charlotte Park. We had some adventures together, good times when we were young…We saw him and Cheryl at Terri’s funeral…He and my husband talking about what great women they had…Donnie was a forever friend…we could go years and not see each other and just pick up laughing and telling stories when we did. I’m praying for Cheryl and all his children and grandchildren…Go fly high my friend…..

  13. Chance Richardson says:

    Our dad Donald Carson Richardson Sr, Known to most as Donnie was a father, son, husband, grandaddy, Diddy, brother, uncle, and a friend. My dad taught me about heart. Not just heart to stand up for myself and others, but to have a heart and compassion for others and to help people. Our dad was our protector. He worried about his family and wanted to make sure we were all safe. Dad was also the best at taking care of me when I was sick. He was always accomadating when I visited and made sure I had a comfortable seat, full stomach, and something to drink. Our dad would always tell us to be careful and to call him when we got to where we were going and then call us later if we forgot to let him know. When I was growing up our dad was my hero. I wanted to be just like him. I want to talk like him, walk like him, and dress like him. He taught me the importance of a good handshake, to look people in their eyes, and to be cofident and walk with my head up. He supported me in any goal or dream I ever had. I am going to miss showing him projects I am working on and hearing his opinion and praise on them. Our dad loved his chIldren and grandchildren and he never missed an opportunity to brag about us. I remember how happy and excited he was when I told him about my wife Harley being pregnant with both our children. He always had the biggest smiles when all his kids and grandkids were together. My dad loved music, he liked to play the guitar and bass. He got his musical talent from our grandparents. He was usually whistling, singing a song, or listening to classic rock, country music, or motown. My dad was a great painter just like his dad. I went on jobs with him and was amazed at how straight he could cut in lines and how knowledgeable he was about his profession. Our dad was always able to help me put things into perspective. If I had a problem or was upset I would talk to him about it and he was always able to say the right things, calm me down, and give me a good solution. Our dad loved God, Jesus, and his Bible. Anytime anyone he knew was sick in the hospital he would tell my mom that they had to go to the hospital and pray for them and make sure they knew they were going to heaven if they passed away. Our dad was the toughest man I knew. No matter what situation he was in, I knew he could overcome it. The last 6 or so months was the hardest on him, but regardless of how he was feeling everytime I talked to him he would tell me he loved me and for me to kiss the babies and Harley and tell them Diddy loved them. Our dad loved family and was proud of his last name. He was a fun grandfather. My son Caden inherited his talent for playing the bass and guitar and he loved to listen to Caden play and enjoyed their jam sessions and encouraged him to keep practicing that God gave him a gift. My daughter Lilly has his persistence and toughness he always enjoyed her personality. He loved sweets and when he had a sweet tooth he knew that my wife Harley would bake him something sweet to eat. I know We will all miss him. Personally some of things I will miss is his laugh, his smile, his funny sense of humor and quick wit, his perfectly grilled steaks, his hugs and the random phone calls just to check up on us. I know right now he wouldn’t want us to cry and be sad. He would want us to rejoice, to be happy, because he is free without any pain or sorrow. I loved my dad with all my heart and always wanted to make him proud. I know he would be happy to see the love you all have shown here today and it would mean alot to him. Our family sincerely thanks you for all the prayers and condolences.

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