OBITUARY

Richard O Pridemore

August 27, 1925February 2, 2019
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Richard Orval Pridemore was born on August 27, 1925 in Coleman, TX to George Washington Pridemore and Mamie Hipsher Pridemore. On February 2, 2019, the Lord said “Well done, my good and faithful servant”, receiving Richard into his eternal home.

After attending Coleman schools, Richard proudly served the USA during WWII in the 8th Airforce as a B17 tailgunner flying 35 missions over Germany. He was awarded the five Oak Leaf Cluster Air Medal.

Post military service, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1951 with a degree in Agriculture. He was a proud member of the Association of Former Students.

Richard’s early careers included work in the cotton, cattle, railroad, feed store, and oilfield supply industries. From 1958 until he retired in 1999, Richard worked with his brother and sister-in-law, Rupert and Pat Pridemore, at Builders’ Sales & Service.

Richard served God, Family, and Country for his lifetime. He became a Christian at an early age and was a member of Sagamore Baptist Church.

Richard was welcomed in heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, along with his parents, George and Mamie Pridemore; brothers – Ralph Pridemore, Rupert Pridemore, and George Sealy Pridemore; sisters – Odessa Lempeotis, Billie Foster, and Weida McKee; niece – Linda Wilburn; nephew – Rocky Pridemore; and many lifetime friends. He will be missed by his sister-in-law, Pat Pridemore; nephews – Skip Pridemore, Randy Pridemore, Chuck Foster, Rick Lempeotis, Jerry Foster, and Mark McKee; nieces - Suzanne Morton, Patricia Hannah, and Pam Poole; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; many other relatives, friends, and caregivers.

Visitation and services will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel, 7301 East Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. and Memorial at 7 p.m.

Graveside Service will be held at Coleman City Cemetery,1600 E 9th St, Coleman, TX 7683, on Saturday February 9th at 1pm.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Richard O Pridemore

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Paul & Merlene McCord

February 16, 2019

We loved Richard and knew him through Sagamore Baptist Church. He always had a good word whether you talked with him at church or stopped by his house. We will miss the strong character of Richard. Know the family will be blessed with many good memories.

Elizabeth Lempeotis

February 6, 2019

Elizabeth Lempeotis

February 6, 2019

Elizabeth Lempeotis

February 6, 2019

Elizabeth Lempeotis

February 6, 2019

Elizabeth Lempeotis

February 6, 2019

Randy Pridemore

February 6, 2019

It is the end of an era, the last of the link has passed away. The Pridemore Generation has lost the last of life today. The heritage that had a commitment to unite, regardless of any form of differences, is soon to be placed in his grave. The culture of Richard Pridemore held most morals and ethics in every moment of the day. The stature of his prominence of etiquette with his public representation of the Family accord that was the priority for the Pridemore Ancestry. Yes, the way of the real cowboy was not how he was seen, the real cowboy is what is the inside of the spirit he has found. The Pridemore cowboy heritage was in the individuality of how he cared for any and all inside his heart, (Not in acting as a fake to perform for others judgments of ratings, but in what it was meant for). The Cowboy that found his own life in the love for his God, found that love in the grass, soil, trees, and animals made by God. He did not have to rate the individuals' title of care. The cowboy took care of the full herd, with the same attention for caring of each and all. The end of this era has now passed away with the last man of the Pridemore Cowboys that lived to always unite, for family, for love, for caring, and for keeping that community of Pridemore heritage that will now be laid in a grave for God to bring Richard Pridemore home to his family.

With all my love, I will miss this man that I have never seen since my youth of adulthood.

Wayne Pridemore

February 6, 2019

Wayne Pridemore

February 6, 2019

Wayne Pridemore

February 6, 2019

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