In 2004 the biggest bass fishing touranment in the country came to Lake Wylie, and the day before the tournament it held a pro-am. Pro fisherman, local amateur fishermen and a few members of the media gathered at Buster Boyd Bridge so early in the morning it was still dark.
Somebody got out of a truck or SUV, rods prepared, ready to roll, and even in the darkness he looked familiar.
It was Jon Richardson.
"What?" he asked. "You were expecting Mark?"
Jon was a regular guy with a famous last name. There was nothing pretentious about him. He was funny and humble and he always remembered the name of your spouse.
It was as if, when you sat down to talk, Jon's first words were, "At ease."
He died at the age of 53.
Jon was a good guy and a smart guy, honorable and kind.
That's a small part of his legacy.
But it's a heck of a start.