56, of Macclenny dies
Richard “Rich” Arthur Christopherson, 56, died on June 14. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Harry Christopherson and Veronica Bills Christopherson on March 29, 1954. He was a resident of Baker County since 2006 after moving from Jacksonville. Rich was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Macclenny.
Mr. Christopherson honorably served in the US Army and was a federal officer for 32 years. He had a medical billing business for specialty doctors in the Jacksonville and Macclenny areas. He served as the unit commissioner for Shawnee District in Boy Scouts, an assistant scoutmaster of the National Youth Leadership Training, was past president for the Federal Lodge 125, a member of the Federal Coalition of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers and a member of the Amateur Radio Club (HAM).
Survivors include his wife of two years, Margaret Mary Christopherson; children Richard “Rick” Arthur Christopherson of Jacksonville, Jessica L. (Mike) Lababidi of Orlando, Brian A. (Milli) Smith of Minnesota, Heather S. Smith of Macclenny, Emily Sacks of Atlanta and Stephen D. Willing of Glen St. Mary; six grandchildren.
The memorial service was held Monday, June 20, at 2:00 pm at St. James Episcopal Church in Macclenny with Father Paul Smith officiating. Arrangements were under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to help with funeral costs.