Carlton Richardson

Carlton Richardson

Monday June 26th, 1950 - Sunday October 4th, 2020
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Carlton "Big Dog" Richardson was born June 26, 1950. He passed away peacefully October 4, 2020 at Life Care of Red Bank. He graduated from Howard High School in 1968 where he played basketball for the Hustling Tigers. After graduating, he joined the Navy and served three years Vietnam as an Equipment Operator. He received an Expeditionary Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal with a Bronze Star. After leaving the Navy he was employed by the Southern Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Belvin and Dorothy Richardson and Roderick Richardson all of Chattanooga Tn.

Carlton leaves to cherish his memories a wife of 49 years, Linda Richardson; children, Sheldon (Iva) Richardson, Dannielle (Otis) Lucas, Brittny Richardson, Nikki (Dre) Geter, and Alicia White, all of Chattanooga; sisters, Beverly Dockery of Concord NC, Arletha (Riley) Bradford of Chattanooga, Diameta (Frances) Robinson of Cartersville GA, James Glover of Washington DC; cousin, but like a brother, James (Gail) Marrow; seven grandkids, Otis (Janay) Lucas Jr., Tranisha Lucas, Leandra (Brandon) Wells, Alexander Simmons, J'Nae Matthews, Aaliyah Fairbanks and Nicholas Fairbanks all of Chattanooga; a host of other relatives and friends; a unique and special friendship better known as the "Fabulous Five" , Donnie Calloway, Curtis Stallings, Fred Hamilton, Teddy Savage and Calvin McCain.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm Friday, October 16, 2020. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Damon,Sherry, Kennedi & Kanoah Thomas

Posted at 12:27pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Johnny Houston

Posted at 06:36am
I met Carlton years ago. A real gentleman. Always enjoyed our conversations and look back upon them fondly. Carlton was a good man. My condolences to the Richardson family.

-Johnny Houston

Regina Hickman

Posted at 03:03am
To the Family of our beloved classmate Carlton “Big Dog “Richardson a member of the Howard High Class of 1968.We bow our heads in humble adoration to the will of our heavenly Father who doeth all things well. We know that there are no adequate words, phrases or expressions, nor acts or deeds that can replace the void left in your lives and your hearts; we do pray that God will give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

Whereas, the days of sickness, sorrow and pain for Carlton are no more, he will be missed among us, but well accepted in the place prepared for him by our Heavenly Father. He is now absent from the body, but present with the Lord.2nd Cori thins 5:8. God’s promise is eternal to those who believe. Faith in God’s promise will bring you the peace that surpasses all understanding

Whereas GOD IN HIS INFINITE AND DIVINE LOVE has called from this earth our classmate and friend we share with you your loss and extend our deepest sympathy to you. We refer you to the Heavenly Father, who will comfort you and keep you. We shall miss his friendly smile and his kind spirit. He was a gentle giant who loved Basketball. He was a member of the Howard High Boys Varsity Basketball team. We the members of The Howard High Class of 1968 know that “HAPPINESS IS REMEMBERING”, we will remember and never forget Carlton.

Be it resolved that the will of God has been done, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:26

When I must leave you for a little while; Please do not grieve and shed wild tears; Live on and do all things the same; Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer, And I in turn will comfort you and Hold you near, And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution will be given to the Family and a copy kept in our class records.

Prayerfully submitted this 15th day of October 2020

The Bereavement Committee of the Howard High Class of 1968

Robert Crawford Appleberry

Posted at 03:28am
My Heart goes out to the entire family. May the Promises of Revelations 21:1-4 bring a measure of comfort to you. Be strong Donny, Curtis and Teddy, his family will need your encouragement. Your friend Robert Crawford Appleberry


Posted at 12:44pm

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