Matthew Caleb Richardson, 39, of Fruitdale passed away suddenly Sunday, June 18, 2023. Matt, as he was affectionately known, was born November 10, 1983 in New Orleans, LA to Bill and Linda Richardson. Matt was a pipe welder by trade and talent; he excelled at and enjoyed his job immensely. He was a diehard Alabama fan and an avid fisherman. Matt enjoyed playing guitar and even taught his daughter to play. He enjoyed spending time with his family beating them in a rowdy game of Texas Hold'em or trying to figure out how they cheated if he lost. He also enjoyed a more civil game of chess from time to time. Matt was a unique soul; a special man who was always ready to help someone.
Matt is survived by his parents; wife, Penny Richardson; children, Krystal Carney, T-Kaye Lindsay, Karley Ivy (Seth) and Mattlyn Richardson (Preston); grandchildren, Kinley Jayce Lindsey, Kyla Jo Lindsey, Daxton Ivy, Laney Bell Ivy and Kamden Ivy; siblings Christopher Richardson (Mike), Edward Richardson (Tammy), Belinda Williams, Joshua Richardson (Lydia) and Kaylee Newburn (Ben); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Williams Cemetery in Fruitdale with Pastor Joey Williams officiating.
Pallbearers will be Sam Guy, Tim Strawser, JB Bradley, Jessie Patrick, Victor Rudd and Nicholas Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be Seth Ivy and Preston Rettig.