Leo N. Richardson

January 2, 1933 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 85)

Leo N. Richardson, age 85, of Crestview, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Fort Walton Beach. Leo was born January 2, 1933, in Grand Ridge, FL, to the late William A. and Queenie May (Bailey) Richardson. He served his country faithfully, retiring from the U.S. Air Force after over 20 years of service including the Vietnam War. In past years he was active in the D.A.V. and was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach. In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Elaine Richardson and brothers, Herbert, Doyle and Larry Richardson. Survivors include his daughter, Deborah; sons, Allan and Steven (his wife, Joyce); seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 10 AM on Wednesday. Burial with military honors will be in Old Bethel Cemetery in Crestview. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at

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