John Minor Richeson ’44

John Minor Richeson ’44, of Martinsville, Va., died Jan. 15 in Martinsville. He was born in Waynesville, N.C., on April 23, 1922, to Lancelot Minor Richeson and Ethel Louise Evans Richeson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth C. Richeson. Jack received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Davidson and attended two semesters at Duke University as part of the Marine Corps Officer Training program. He was a captain in the Marine Corps during World War II, serving in the Pacific, Hawaii, and Japan. He also served during the Korean War and was stationed at Camp Lejeune for a time. He was an engineer and supervisor at DuPont in Martinsville for 38 years and was a member of the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He was a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Owens, 1007 Valient Ln., Martinsville, VA 24112-5636; a son, Robert Lutz Richeson; a sister, Dorothy Virginia Stringfield; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.