Jacob W. “Jake” Richardson
August 29, 2001 ‒ January 24, 2018
Jacob Wade “Jake” Richardson, age 16 of Delaware died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on SR 257 South.
A sophomore member of the 2020 Class of Buckeye Valley High School, he was born on August 29, 2001 in Westerville to loving parents Jeremy and Jennifer “Jenny” (Smith) Richardson. One blessed with many friends, he was a friend to all due to his outgoing personality.
At Buckeye Valley he was a member of Spanish Club, A Team, and enjoyed hanging out with his buddies. Growing up he participated in flag football and Little League Baseball with his community friends. Smart and described as a “computer kid” he was an outdoorsman at heart. He enjoyed exploring nature. His favorite place was at any beach.
Jake earned his black belt in taekwondo, and looked forward to learning how to fly, with his father as his teacher. His fun loving personality earned him the nick name of “Joken Jake”. Sensitive and sweet, he was quick witted and always quick with unique one liners in dialogue. He will be remembered for his calm and gentle nature, but most of all for his love of family and being a friend to all.
In addition to his parents he is also survived by his sister Alexa who he called “Gibby”, grandparents: Linda and Ray Richardson of Lexington, Steve and Linda Smith, Nancy Smith of Tiffin, great-grandmother Eula Richardson of Sandusky, Aunts Danielle Smith, Kara and Dustin Kraus, Great-Aunt and Uncle Sharon and Barry Jerman, nieces and nephews: Hayden Smith, Morgan Smith, Ava and Alex Kraus as well as a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his idol and great grandfather Warren Wade Smith.
Friends may call Sunday from 2:30 – 5:00 at the Grace Church of Powell, 7600 Liberty Rd N., Powell, Ohio 43065 where services will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Rick Nuzum officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Jacob to the Columbus Zoo, P.O. Box 400, Powell, Ohio 43065.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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