Clifford James Richards

July 27, 1926May 8, 2019

Clifford James Richards, son of Wyatt and Irene Love Richards was born in El Paso on July 27, 1926 and died in Austin on May 8, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia Richards, daughter Sally Hunter and her husband Dave Hunter, granddaughter Sarah Walton Hunter, all of Austin, and grandson David Hunter MD of Houston, twin brother Clarence, brother Don and sister Lorraine Broom.

In 1944, Cliff joined the Navy as a Naval Aviator trainee receiving his Wings in 1947 and completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering at UT in 1948. Moving to Houston, he worked in Industrial Machinery Sales in Houston, retiring in 1992.

Cliff was an avid tennis player even at age 89 and for many years enjoyed flying his sailplane. He became a Christian as a young teenager in El Paso. He loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the church all his life. He and Eugenia have been active members of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin where he served as a deacon.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11th at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


Clifford James Richards

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Sherry Curington

May 12, 2019

Oh dear sweet Gena, Sally and family, we are so very sad to hear of Mr. Cliffs passing. He was such a sweet person and it was an honor to have known him. Overjoyed with the vision of him in heaven with our precious heavenly Father, but deeply saddened for your loss. Thankful that this is only temporary as you will see him again one day. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. We love you so much.

Mac and Sherry Curington and Family