Randal Hugh "Cotton" Richeson

September 21, 1926 - November 17, 2020

Randal Hugh “Cotton” Richeson, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Carmel Home. He was born in Ohio County to the late Hugh and Camilla Kirk Richeson on September 21, 1926. Randal retired from Lanham Brothers Construction Company where he was employed for 27 years as a carpenter. He also worked for Shorty Richeson Homebuilders for 15 years. Randal was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and a long-time member of St. Pius X.
Randal was an avid UK men’s basketball fan, listened to the games on the radio for years keeping the stats for every game in notebooks. After retirement, he enjoyed refinishing furniture and remodeling his kids’ houses and other friends’ houses, building bird houses, going for long walks and visiting with family and friends.
Along with his parents, Randal is also preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Mary Evelyn Clark Richeson, died in 2000, and two sons, Randal Richeson, Jr, died in 1971 and Richard Richeson, died in 1973, a daughter, Linda Kirkpatrick, died in 2010 and a grandson, Randal McBride died in 1996.
Left to honor Randal’s memory are his wife Margaret Fleischmann Richeson, his six sons, Mike Richeson, George Richeson (Andrea), Alan Richeson, Jimmy Richeson (Linda) all of Owensboro, John Richeson (Hope) of Tampa, FL, Jerry Richeson (Sheri) of Norfolk, VA, and, three daughters, Patty Adamic and Judy Argo (David) both of Owensboro, Susan Cain (Jimmy) of Bardwell, KY. His extended family includes sons, David Fleischmann (Pam), Jim Fleischmann (Connie), Al Fleischmann (Jessica) all of Owensboro and daughters, Joanne Warren (Gary), Amy Fleischmann, Sue Hamilton (David) all of Owensboro. Randal’s legacy also includes 43 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Due to COVID, a private service for family will be held. The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the St. Pius X Building Fund at 3418 Hwy 144, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Richeson. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Randal H. Richeson and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.