Brian Edward Richardson
April 9, 1946 - December 24, 2020 (74 years old)
Here is Brian Edward Richardson’s obituary. Please
accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of
Brian Edward Richardson (Hickory, North Carolina),
who passed away on December 24, 2020, at the age
of 74, leaving to mourn family and friends.
Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page
and share them with the family.
Been on the phone, and computer all day (Thursday January 7th) chasing events and
information about the passing of Brian Richardson.
Brian, age 74, died sometime between December 24 and 28, 2020. Birthday in
April. Body discovered days later by a neighbor looking in on him. Found him,
called police. Officer Dillion Ward, case worker. Obit states Brian died on the 24th of
Brian's body was found in his bedroom by a concerned neighbor, Valerie, who had
not seen him in 7 days. A couple neighbors had keys to Brian's condo for use in an
emergency such as this. Brian's leased Honda had not been moved.
Police and others suspect an accidental drug overdose as cause of death or
contributing to it. Several neighbors commented to police that Brian was open and
cavalier about taking an extra oxycodone from time to time to relieve his back pain
which he suffered 24/7. Pills were found strewn about the bedroom, near the body,
according to police on the scene.
Brian had been deceased for several days prior to discovery.
Since Brian's death is not suspicious an autopsy will not be ordered by the police.
Brian's doctor signed off on the death certificate citing heavy painkiller use and a
compromised heart as factors contributing to his death.
Brian's body is being held at Catawba Memorial Gardens, 828-322-1210.
According to JIll, his sister, Brian will be cremated, There will be no funeral service
or ceremony. His estate will be sold off in Hickory at a later date as can be arranged
by Jill and daughter Christa.
Brian Edward Richardson Obituary (1946 - 2020) | Hickory, North Carolina
Jill's contact information:
Ms. Jill Richardson Wynn
104 Ramonde Court
Niceville, FL 32578
850-225=0746 (Only phone).
I will keep you posted as I know more. Please keep Brian and family in your thoughts
Blaine Adams, life long friend to Brian