Richard Wayne Pursley

December 7, 1966May 22, 2018

Richard Wayne Pursley, of Fort Worth, an XTO employee passed away May 22, 20218, at his home. Survivors: Brother-David Pursley of Fort Worth, Aunt-Carolyn Newby of Grand Prairie. His cousins, Robert, James, Sam, Michael, John, Spencer, and Brandon Andrews; Jack and Glenda Roe: David Mouser, Lera Daffan; Jacob and Elijah Saenz; Cassie Creamer and Scharolette Nickeson.

Visitation 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Friday May 25, 2018 Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service 10:00 am Saturday May 26, 2018 Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel

Interment Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery Fort Worth, Texas

Officiating Deacon Fred Holtz


  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, May 26, 2018

Richard Wayne Pursley

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Bill Erwin

May 25, 2018

Debbie Fritz

May 25, 2018

Richard will truly be missed at XTO! Everyday he would walk past my desk and say Hi!, have a big smile on his face and wave. He was a shining ray of light everyday! Sending prayers of peace for family and friends!

Shirley Ottinger

May 24, 2018

Oh, how I loved this quirky guy. We worked together at XTO and he could absolutely turn any dull day into a bright cheerful one. He loved to make people laugh. Richard had the biggest heart and was willing to assist anyone that needed his help. He will certainly be missed. Rest in peace, sir.

Virginia Stanton

May 24, 2018

I worked with Richard from the first day he started at XTO. I nicknamed him Ricardo & we had desks side by side for several years. Each day when I prepared to leave for the day he would play the Rolling Stones song "Brown Eyed Girl". He spent several Sunday dinners at our home so I was also privledged to get to know him on a more personal level.
Richard was a special person. His work ethic was scrupulous & his reputation as a team player was well known. Aside from that though he had a genuine empathy & love for those around him. His positive attitude always brought a calm to a seemingly crisis work related project. In the early days of the Barnet Shale development when we were buried in work & the daily chaos he would draw funny cartoons & tack them on my wall to elicit a smile.
Richard had photos of beaches on his wall. Sailboats, sunsets & hammocks strung between palm trees on sandy shores. It was his dream to be there one day. So, sweet guy........I hope you are there, "somewhere where it's sunny & 75"


May 24, 2018

Richard was truly a gentle giant. His sweet laugh and wave will be so greatly missed. I pray for God to rest his soul in peace, and grace his family and all his friends with His healing power of Love.

Josh Gilliam

May 24, 2018

Richard was a kind and gentle man. He will be greatly missed by those of us who worked alongside him every day. He greeted everyone he met with a smile, a wave, and a funny remark, all of which would leave you with the distinct impression that he was genuinely glad to see you. I would often be walking from my desk or to the break room and hear a "Gosh Josh", only to look back and see Richard laughing and waving. He was always willing and eager to help, encouraging anyone to come in to his office, have a stick of gum, and explain their work question. His mind was perfectly suited to the role of analyst. He never missed a detail, and he could always quickly recall exactly where to find whatever piece of information he needed to carry out the task. His analytical skills and amazing work ethic will no doubt be very difficult to replace. However, I will mostly miss his friendship and seeing his smiling face every day. I am so, so sorry I didn't get to know him better. I pray for God's peace and comfort for Richard's family.