Barton "Bart" Parrish Richardson

May 22, 1953June 4, 2018

Barton “Bart” Parrish Richardson was born on the 22nd of May 1953, and lived a solid life for 65 years, passing on the 4th of June 2018.

Bart was a straight shooter, honest and trustworthy in all his endeavors and relationships. He was a great promoter for anything he cared deeply about. The friendships that he held meant the world to him. He was respected for his values and always had an opinion. He had a compassionate heart for everyone he encountered. He loved his work and cherished his family all his life. He succeeded in everything he was passionate about as well as the way he lived his life until the end.

Bart attended the University of Texas and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He began his profession in a career of sales and marketing immediately after graduation, focusing his efforts on real estate development and master planned communities in both Texas and Florida. His hobbies were spent playing golf and croquette, where he was the National Croquette Doubles Champion. He loved attending concerts and sporting events and mostly shared a passion of music with Diana and his brothers.

The blessing was that Bart and Diana met each other and shared a life and love that was so rare, making his final years happier than ever. Their relationship was a beautiful gift from God. Bart loved Diana more than he thought he could ever love anyone.

Bart was preceded in death by his father, Dana Richardson, Jr. He is survived by his wife Diana; her boys Kendall and Kyle Sherrill; his mother Linda; his siblings, Dana (Phyllis), Gary (Sheryl), Ben (Brenda) and Gail Lane (Burke);his aunt Lenore; and cousin David Dunwoody (Kackie); nieces and nephews Larry, Michael, Kevin, Tricia (Tyler), Summer (Justin), Kyle, Lindsay, Brett(Amy), Garrett, Matthew (Alex), and Christopher.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 14h of June in the grand foyer of Geo H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

A memorial service and celebration of life is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 15th of June, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Son, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where J. Keet Lewis is to officiate.

At a later date, the family will gather for a private interment in the Garden of the Holy Cross at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.


  • Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • The Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Friday, June 15, 2018

Barton "Bart" Parrish Richardson

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Arne Brennan

June 15, 2018

I only knew Bart a little less than 4 years but we became good friends whose worlds seem to cross paths on many levels. Diana asking us to declare June 4th “it’s a Bart thing” to do acts of kindness struck me as my first contact with Bart was a phone call from him while I was doing a Habitat For Humanity build. It seemed as him showing acts of kindness connected to me at the same time I was giving to others in need. Even when he was going through his treatments, he took the time and showed tremendous strength to come to my bosses (Fred Knies) retirement in 2017, who as it turned out had his own long standing connections to the Richardson Family. Thank you Bart and since we share the same Birthday, it will always be a day I raise a glass to remember our time and honoring you.

Emilie Hebert

June 13, 2018

Dear Richardson Family,
My thoughts are with you all.
So sad to hear about Bart, It is apparent he lived a wonderful life . I get a big smile on my face , thinking about the fun we had growing up and The Christmas Tree Forts in Briargrove, Bart was a Big part!!
My Sincere Condolences to you all!
Emilie Erwin Hebert

Monica aka Jane Dancer Domingue

June 10, 2018

We, in our Houston musical family, will never forget you, Brother Bart * what a kind gentleman you are * peace be with your family * warm hug * RIP *

Sandy Eckles

June 10, 2018

Condolences to the Richardson family! Bart was so loved. Will miss his smiling face! Happier times😇🙏