Fred Allen Richison, Sr. 66, of Clarksburg passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at United Hospital Center surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Fred was born May 15, 1955 in Clarksburg, the son of Nancy Ann Johnson Richison of Clarksburg and the late Frederick James Richison.
Fred was affectionately referred to as “G.P.S. Fred” and “Pap”. He was a long-haul truck driver for over forty years. For the past ten years he has been a driver for Cove Run Contracting. Fred had a great love for thoroughbred horses. He owned and operated Richison Racing with his daughter, Crystal, as Trainer.
In addition to his mother, Fred is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Kathy Ruth Swiger Richison whom he married on June 7, 1971; one son, Fred Allen Richison, Jr; two daughters, Tracy D Jones and Ricky and Crystal Cain and Francis, all of Clarksburg; ten grandchildren, Kristin, Gabby, Keith, Lane, Colton, Sarah, Faith, Christopher, Michael, and Dalton; twelve great-grandchildren, Morgan, Makaila,Montanna, Marrion, Ciara, Aubriegh, Trenton, Bryleigh, Brynleigh, Ben, Izzy B, Levi, and Bella; one great-great grandson, Zaydyn; one sister, Kim Bell and Tony, Clarksburg; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, Fred was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher and his brother, Joseph Richison.
Friends will receive family, Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301, from 3:00PM- 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the Davis Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Rex Swiger officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be made on DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Richison Family.