Eufaula man celebrates 111th birthday

Eufaula man celebrates 111th birthday

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Happy belated birthday James Richardson!

Richardson celebrated his 111th birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Parkwood Health Care Center in Phenix City. He was born January 2, 1904 in Eufaula, Ala.

The Parkwood Health Care staff say he loves his nurse Wanda Thorne more than just about anything.

"Mr. Richardson is just amazing," said his nurse Wanda Thorne. "I never thought I would have a chance to meet anybody that old and tell you stuff I even know about, just agree with him."

Richardson has been at the Parkwood Health Care Center since 2007.

He says the keys to his health include believing in God, treating people right, and never depending on prescription drugs.

Here are some fun facts about the oldest living man in Alabama:

His earliest memories are working on the farm plowing with mules. He worked on a farm with and for his father, and drove a tractor to plow the fields.

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