Clarence Richardson
Clarence Richardson died peacefully on October 6, 2021, aged 80, in the company of family. Originally from Jackson, Louisiana, he was a resident of Denham Springs, and was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Deetie Sue Odom. He is survived by his son, Keith L. Richardson and his wife Wendy, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Davis and Avery, and his sisters Linda Morgan, Fran Scallan, and Martha Allen. Clarence was a proud graduate of Louisiana State University, like his father before him, and was a long time employee of Dow Chemical until his retirement in 2001 following a heart attack. From that point, he effectively began a new life as the blessed recipient of a heart transplant. He worked diligently thereafter as a tireless spokesman for organ donation. Clarence was an enthusiastic member of Live Oak United Methodist Church, and took immense pleasure from his role in the church's choir. A memorial service celebrating Clarence's life will be held at Live Oak on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made in his name to the LOPA Foundation (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency) in furtherance of Clarence's mission to encourage and promote the great gift of organ donation. Immense thanks to the transplant team at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, whose persistent care directly enabled 20 additional years of joyful and purposeful life. Thanks as well to the caring team at Ochsner Hospital in Baton Rouge for their support and efforts at the end of Clarence's journey.

Published by The Advocate from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.
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I had the privilege of working with Clarence side by side on the Mass Spectrometers in Dow LA for many years. He took a special interest in developing me as a supervisor, lent me books on management, and shared his knowledge many times. He and Deetie were wonderful Christian people and I was able to keep in touch with him even after his health made him retire. Not surprisingly, he was too humble to even mention his work with LOPA. It was an honor to know him and I know he's enjoying Heaven where there's neither sickness nor pain. It will be fun meeting up again there one day.
Randy Collard
October 18, 2021
Deepest sympathy to family and friends. Clarence was so much a part of Dow R&D throughout the years I worked there.
Michael O. Myers and family
October 10, 2021
Clarence was a great asset to Ochsner Medical Hospital in Baton Rouge. He volunteered within the Patient Registeration/Pre-Op Departments and went the extra mile caring for patients. He always had a smile and made certain patients came first. He won't be easily forgotten by those who knew him.
Bobbie Ansalve
October 9, 2021
Clarence was one of the kindest and most inspirational person that I ever met. He went the extra mile to help someone and always had a keen sense when someone needed the help. He volunteered at Ochsner Medical Center and was loved by all. He will forever be remembered. He often had lunch with us after his volunteering shift and he loved his hamburgers! I know that he is rejoicing seeing his loving wife with whom he spoke of often and lovingly. I will miss his smile and kind words. My condolence to his family.
Cindy Wilks
October 9, 2021
I will never forget his kindness and friendship. He was always so cheerful and encouraging. I can't imagine him not being in my life. My sympathies go out to you, Davis, and your family for your loss. He was so proud of each of you.
Gloria Newton
October 9, 2021
So saddened to find out Clarence is no longer with us on earth. Knowing him for 50 years has been a joy and privilege. We were neighbors, our children went to elementary school together, and we were in the same church for years. My love and sympathy go out to Keith, Wendy, Davis and Avery. No doubt he loved you with all his heart and soul and was so proud of each of you.
Karen Hanson
October 9, 2021
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