Christopher Michael Richardson

March 08, 1990 ‒ April 15, 2019

Ashley, Ohio

Christopher Michael Richardson, 29, of Ashley, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.

Christopher was born in Columbus on March 8, 1990 to the late Gary L. Richardson.  His mother Donna M. (Smith) Richardson survives, and lives in Ashley, with whom he made his home.  He attended Buckeye Valley High School.  Christopher was a computer wiz and especially enjoyed gaming on the computer.  He liked working in the garden and fishing.  He also loved listening to music.  Metallica was his favorite.  He built a soundproof room in the basement of the house so that he could listen to his music.  He was close with his friends, Dawn and Abe Counts.  He loved his mother and enjoyed spending time with her and his cousin, Jermie Adkins.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Donna Richardson of Ashley; Paternal Grandmother, Mary Richardson of Ashley; Aunt, Kim Roberts of Ashley; Uncle, Larry (Ann) Smith of Ashley; and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Gary, in 2005.

The family would like to invite all relatives and friends to join them on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., for a graveside service at the Ashley Union Cemetery, celebrating Christopher’s life, with a potluck to follow at the Ashley Wesleyan Church.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware, is honored to be serving Christopher’s family.

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  • May God help you through this time of sorrow at his passing. I pray He helps us to remember only the good times, and reminds us of all the rewards Chris will have in heaven. Where he will see all those he loved.

  • I loved Chris so much!! He was such a sweet man. He did not deserve this&those that caused his death hopefully will b held accountable. My heart is just broken that this travesty was allowed to happen. My Prayers&thoughts go out to u@this time.

  • Donna,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God bring comfort to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your lost Chris was well liked and funny my prayers are with the family 🙏

  • May you find peace through all this. Chris was a sweet guy. He will forever missed but never forgotten.

  • Donna and family, our prayers are with you and we wish you peace and love to get through this tragedy.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength, guidance, and surround you with love. My heart breaks for you. Hope you can take some solace knowing he and Gary are now and forever joined together. 💔

  • Donna,
    You & I began our friendship when I taught reading to Chris in first grade and then later became his fourth grade teacher at Ashley Elementary. I suppose he will forever be that precious little boy in my mind, even though I later met him during his adulthood years. Losing Chris has to be the most difficult thing to understand or accept. I’m truly sorry that you are suffering through this tragic loss. I’m sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are for all of you at this extreme time. I can see Chris smile and say have a blessed day. I hope you get some comfort in knowing he is truly blessed today; he isn’t suffering anymore; and he knows beauty we can only imagine. The image of the Angel Choir attempting Metallic may need a little soundproofing. Peace and blessings.