Gladys Arlene
Richardson


March 2, 1938 - November 11, 2021

Gladys Arlene Richardson, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and artist, age 83, passed away at her home in Killen, Alabama, November 11, 2021. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 16, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Williams Funeral Home. Service will immediately follow with Tim Grigsby officiating. Burial will be private in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nora Lea Johnson; sister, Pat Waldrep; brother, Monty Gooch; mother, Laura Gooch; father Walter Gooch.

Arlene is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Rufus Cloyd (R.C.) Richardson; children, Jenny Darby Donaldson (Hamilton), Kimberly Putman (Chris); brother, Dennis Gooch (Julia); grandchildren, Alana Rasmussen (Ian), Zoey Putman; great-grandchildren, Marlee, Corbin, Macon, Aiden, Kira, and Christian.

Arlene worked several years for the US Postal Service, Sunset Line and Twine, and Avon in her early years. She spent most of her life fulfilling her dream as an artist. Art was her life-long passion.  Arlene was a member of the Shoals Artist Guild where she met many of her cherished artist friends.  Arlene was also involved for many years with the Tennessee Valley Art Association and the Kennedy Douglass Center in Florence. She was an accomplished artist, creating many beautiful artworks in landscapes, still life and portraiture. She could play the piano, beautifully by ear. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, loved her country home place and enjoyed the wildlife that frequented her home. She loved her late kitty “Little Bit” and enjoyed sharing her childhood memories and stories of years past with her family. Arlene was a caring, loving wife, mother, and grandmother; she cherished all her friends and family dearly. Condolences may be left at wfunerals.com

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Arlene’s honor to:

Shoals Artist Guild

124 East Tennessee Street

Florence, AL 35630



Visitation

November 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Visitation

Spry Williams Funeral Home

November 16, 2021 12:00 pm

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Funeral

November 16, 2021
1:30 pm

Funeral

Spry Williams Funeral Home

November 16, 2021 1:30 pm

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Private Burial

November 16, 2021
2:30 pm

Private Burial

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

November 16, 2021 2:30 pm

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2 Comments on “Gladys Arlene Richardson”

  1. We will miss Aunt Arlene greatly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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