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In Loving Memory

Richardson, Darren Matthew

Darren Matthew Richardson, of Oakville, MO, passed away peacefully on March 6th, 2024 at the age of 65. Darren was born on January 14, 1959 in Joliet, IL to Daniel and Loretta (Meyer) Richardson. He married the love of his life Susan (Henderson) in October of 2005. Darren is the father of Andrew (Katie) Richardson, Daniel (Kayla) Richardson and Shannon (Michael) Mertzlufft, as well as the loving step-father to Jeffrey (Lauren) Cantoni and Shannon (Justin) Hudson. He was Papa to Evelyn & Audrey Richardson, Parker & London Richardson, Austin & Emily Cantoni, and Owen & Miles Hudson. Darren was a brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.
Darren was proceeded in death by his parents, Daniel & Loretta Richardson, sister and brother-in-law Lynne and Albert (Buddy) Hudson.
Darren retired from Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) in 2020 as the Director of Field Team Operations. His work helped continue CBN’s mission to spread the gospel around the world.
He was an outdoors man. He loved fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, traveling, and eagle watching. He was so proud of his family and cherished every moment spent together.
Darren was a man of unwavering faith with a steadfast love for the Lord. Through his example, he led his family to a deeper level of faith.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10th from 2pm-6pm at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry. The service will be held at Crosspoint Church on Little Rock Rd on Monday, March 11th at 10:30am.
Florals can be arranged online or donations can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association and Rock Steady Boxing.


12 thoughts on “Richardson, Darren Matthew”

  1. Dear Richardson Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Richardson was a great man and a great father. Please accept my deepest condolences at this time.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good man that loved the Lord and his family. I worked for Darren for many years. He was a great boss. He was also a good friend. I feel so blessed to have known him. His family is in my prayers.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We were blessed to have known Darren and the sweet person he was. He will be surely missed!

  4. Darren is one of the finest Men I have ever worked with. He was loved respected and always willing to help me. Until we meet again. I am so sorry for the loss family my prayers are with you.

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Darren at CBN for many years. He was such a wonderful man who loved God and his family. He talked about his wife, children and grandchildren often and shared pictures of them. We all missed him when he retired, and I’m sure he will be greatly missed by his family. I pray that they all will find comfort and peace knowing that they will see him again in Heaven.

  6. Darren is now in the arms of the Lord he loved so much. I’m sure there was a grand celebration upon his arrival and yet those who loved him will continue to miss him until their long-awaited reunion. May our dear Darren rest in peace and his family be comforted.

  7. Darren has been a dear friend of almost 20 years. We met our first day of work at CBN. He was a man of strong faith and absolute integrity who loved his family and serving the Lord.
    My prayers are with his family that they will find peace in knowing he is home with the Lord and now in our cloud of witnesses

  8. Susan, so extremely sorry for your loss. It was so great getting to know Darren on the cruise. It all seemed so fast.
    My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. I am extremely blessed to have gotten to know Sue and Darren. The opportunity to hear such an awesome love story from them both is wonderful. Sue, I’m really sorry for your loss and may Gods promises continue to cover you and your family.

  10. Shannon, Danny, Drew, we are so sorry for the loss of your daddy.
    The last conversation we had was during your wedding Shannon;
    He walked right up to us and started conversing like we were picking up
    where we had left off….
    Although we were in his past; he is always the brother we once had.
    Love you always!

  11. So sorry to hear about Darren he will be surely missed we allways enjoyed seeing him. With the passing of my brother recently thinking back to the days when Mom ,Grandma and Aunt Corrine would allways get the family together for picnics and Christmas treasured memmories . May God bless. The Chris Sokolic family

  12. I had the privilege of working with Darren at CBN. I found him to be a very stable and reasonable man and leader. His passion for serving the Lord was manifest, and the ethic of servanthood permeated everything he did. He also carried a deep love for his family, friends, and colleagues. Darren was a blessing to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He is now in eternal joy. May the God of all comfort console his wife and family.


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