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Kyle David Stinson Richardson

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Kyle David Stinson Richardson, 55, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Mr. Richardson was born in Ruston, LA, on Sept. 16, 1957, to Lacey Stinson and Mary Stinson Richardson. Kyle's father was tragically taken when Kyle was 11 months old, and he was then lovingly reared by his mother Mary and her second husband, Joe Mitchell Richardson.

Kyle graduated from Dunwoody High School in Atlanta in 1976, played high school football, and attended Louisiana Tech University. Kyle worked in the swimming pool business in the greater Atlanta area throughout his career. During his life he maintained a steady love of the outdoors, and was especially fond of fishing, windsurfing, camping and the perfect campfire. Kyle was introspective, loved his brothers and his family deeply, and was an astute observer of both the natural and human environments. He loved a good joke and, because of his quiet nature, sometimes found himself on the receiving end of his brothers’ pranks. On one occasion, Kyle was actually temporarily left behind during a brief rest stop on a trip home from the beach with his family and friends. When they returned to recover him, he was sitting comfortably on the soda cooler, nonchalantly sipping a Coca-Cola.

Kyle is preceded in death by fathers Lacey Stinson and Joe Mitchell Richardson. He is survived by his mother Mary Richardson of Ruston, LA, brothers Kerry of Hallsville, TX, Trey of Atlanta, GA, and Mark of Ruston, LA. He is also survived by nephews and nieces, Mitchell of Canton, GA, John and Nick of Ruston, LA, Kalen of Hallsville, TX, and Amanda and Katie of Atlanta, GA.

Graveside services for Kyle will be held in Ruston, LA, in December at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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