Leslie Tillmond “L.T.” Richardson, 90, died peacefully with family at his side on September 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anita Martha Richardson; his three children, Leslie T. Richardson Jr., Anita Richardson Holmes, and Melvin Lee Richardson; his two grandchildren, Sophia Isabella Holmes and Naomi Lilian Holmes; and his siblings Betty Richardson Pennington, Gracie Richardson Lewis, and Samuel Lee Richardson. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Tillmond and Leslie Belle Richardson, and his brother Warren Carlton Richardson.

 L.T. was born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, VA, where he was raised on a farm. He earned a BS and Master’s Degree in Agronomy at Virginia Tech with additional studies at Cornell University. L.T. served 28 years in the US Army Reserve, with 2 ½ years on extended active duty, and retired as a Colonel. His active duty included a 1952-53 tour overseas as part of NATO’s European forces in Germany, where he met his wife, Anita. Colonel Richardson received the US Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Reserve Forces Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal, among others, for his military service.

 L.T. worked 33 years as a County Agricultural Extension Agent, including 23 years in Charlotte County before retiring in 1987. He served as president of the Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents and in 1975 received the National County Agent’s Association Distinguished Service Award. Despite actively enjoying hobbies such as quail hunting, woodworking/furniture building, genealogy research, and avid gardening, L.T. did not stay in retirement long before becoming a real estate agent in the county, which he enjoyed because it often meant visiting with farmers and other residents he had come to know as County Agent.

 In his 53 years living in Charlotte Court House, L.T. was a devoted member and leader at the Charlotte Court House United Methodist Church, serving in various roles including board chair, superintendent, secretary, and treasurer. He also worked on the Charlotte County Planning Commission, Land Use Committee, Food and Agricultural Council, and many other local advisory groups. Additionally, he somehow managed throughout the years to miss very few Hokie football games played at Lane Stadium. The family wishes to thank the many friends, neighbors, caregivers, and relatives near and far who have been a part of L.T.’s life as we celebrate his kindness, patience, and abidingly good humor.

 A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Road, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923, assisted by Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville.



Condolence Messages


    10 September 2020 3 years ago

    To the Family of LT
    I’m very sorry to hear about LT’S passing. He was a very nice man. I got to know him when he came down to Douglas Auto. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. Bill & Patsy Duis

    11 September 2020 3 years ago

    We spent a lot of time with L. T. And Anita at Lane
    Stadium watching Hokie football and having tailgates with them. They loved going to these gates and did it as long as possible. They frequently stayed at our house. They are the sweetest people you will ever meet. Condolences to all the family.

  3. Ronald Davis

    11 September 2020 3 years ago

    To my dear cousins. I still remember fondly visiting your mother, father and family so many years ago when people did that. I’m sorry to hear of Tillmond’s passing. I did speak to him at the Wilson funeral (Father of Raiford) but he did not remember me. I did get to speak to Sammy. Tillmond. He had a very impressive education and career and I cherish my memories of all of you, and especially your mother and father. Those earlier years were very special.
    Ronnie Davis
    2709 East Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA. 23223

  4. Jim, Tammy, Austin, & Anna Wright

    11 September 2020 3 years ago

    I didn’t know your dad but I know he must have been a great father. He helped raise one special kinda guy.
    Sending our condolences and love to Mel❤️

  5. Barbara Pegram

    11 September 2020 3 years ago

    Extending my condolences and sincere sympathy to the siblings, Betty, Gracie and Sam. May you find strength in your fond memories of your brother. Barbara Greene Pegram
    Homeplace..11201 Browns Road Church Road. Va. 23833

  6. Macie Morris

    11 September 2020 3 years ago

    I wish that I could have visited with L.T just one more time. The many 2-10 shifts I shared with him will never be forgotten. L.T NEVER failed to put a smile on my face no matter what kind of day I was having. You are all in my prayers ❤

  7. Karla Gentry

    14 September 2020 3 years ago

    Having had the privilege to spend time with L. T. These past nine months has been beyond special. He had a great wit, quick smile and a laugh that was contagious. We shared lots of conversations about , gardens, trees, farm animals, his family and God. You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through your new normal. He will be missed.

  8. Peggy Benson

    19 September 2020 3 years ago

    We are sorry that we were not able to be with you to celebrate Tilmond’ s life. I have lots of fond memories of childhood fun times when all of the cousins would get together.I

    Peggy Hawkes Benson
    Fredericksburg, Texas

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