OBITUARY

George Taylor Richardson Jr.

February 15, 1952March 6, 2014

George Taylor Richardson, Jr., 62, of Lubbock passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas. The family will receive friends for a visitation to share and remember George's life today at Resthaven Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Green Lawn Church of Christ at 4 pm. Burial will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Polar Cemetery in Polar, Texas, at 11 a.m. George Taylor Richardson, Jr., was born on Feb. 15, 1952, in Colorado City, Texas, to George Taylor Richardson, Sr. and Eddie Jo Jacoby Richardson. He attended school in Snyder, and was actively involved in FFA, showing lambs and participating in grass and meat-judging events, which won multiple awards. He graduated from Snyder High School in 1970, continued his education at Texas A & M University, and received a Bachelor of Animal Sciences Degree in 1974. He entered graduate school at Texas Tech University, taught labs there, and graduated with a Masters of Agricultural Economics Degree in 1976. He was offered positions in Walla Walla, Wash., and in Olton, Texas, and accepted a job in the Olton State Bank Trust Dept. While in Olton, he advanced his career and was soon promoted to a loan officer. More important than this promotion was a congratulatory card that he received from a young school teacher, Dona Davis. They were married on Aug. 8, 1981. In 1983, he was promoted to President of Olton State Bank, making him one of the youngest presidents in Texas banks at that time. A son, Taylor, joined their family in 1985, followed by another son, Luke, in 1989. While in Olton, he was an active member of Main St. Church of Christ, a member and president of both the Olton Chamber of Commerce and Olton Lions Club, and a director on the Olton Stockshow Board. He played a vital role in the building of the Olton Stockshow Pavilion and the Runningwater Draw Care Center. In 1987, he began his position as President of Security State Bank in Littlefield, Texas, and later established branches in Olton and in Lubbock. Others were aware of his strong leadership and community service, and in 1998, Gov. George W. Bush appointed him to the Texas Economic Development Board. His service also included Littlefield Independent School District Trustee, Littlefield Main St. Board, Littlefield Economic Board, Littlefield Stockshow Director, Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, Muleshoe State Bank Board, West Texas Coalition for Innovation and Commercialization, Texas Rural Development Council, High Ground Texas Economic Development Coalition, and McCoy Myers Board of Directors, and Crescent Park Church of Christ member. In 2000, he and Dona placed membership at the Green Lawn Church of Christ. He was a faithful servant there and was known affectionately as George to the 29 first-graders that he and Dona taught on Sunday mornings. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Dona; his sons, Taylor and Luke, all of Lubbock; his mother, Eddie Jo Richardson of Snyder; his brothers, John and Don Richardson of Lubbock; his mother-in-law, Jody Davis of Littlefield; his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Sandra Davis of Littlefield; his nieces, Whitney Davis of Plainview, and Hillary Davis of Wichita Falls; his bank family; and a host of other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, George Richardson, Sr.; and by his father-in-law, Leroy Davis. Memorials can be made to the Amos Missionary Fund or to the CASA Fund c/o Green Lawn Church of Christ, 5701 19th St., Lubbock, TX, 79407. Condolences and online guestbook can be found at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery, Lubbock, TX.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 10, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Officiating
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George Taylor Richardson Jr.

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Kathie & Lane Womack

March 24, 2014

Dona, We were so sorry to read of the passing of George. We will always have a special place in our hearts for him and your family. My parents were Geo and Odessa Kidd from Olton. My Mother called George one of her boys. I remember coming back home and the dining room table basket would have cards and pictures. There was always cards and pictures of Luke and Taylor.. May the Lord grace you with the spirit to continue on and the strength that you need for you and all of George's loved ones left behind. I know that at the end with Mother, we, especially me, would have not made if it had not been for George, you and the ladies from the bank. May the Lord keep you and watch over you.. In Christian Love,

Ross Gillum

March 17, 2014

It has been so many years since I have seen my old friend. I am so sad that I did not know he was ill. We went to school together, and I remember when he first went to Security in Littlefield. We lived in Lubbock at the time.He was a good friend, a righteous man, an honest businessman,and was cherished by everyone.I respected and admired him very much.

Dona and family, we are so sad for your loss. May The Good Lord give you comfort and solace in this time of need. In Christian love, Ross and Donna Gillum and family.

Beckey Huddleston Mayfield

March 14, 2014

Eddie Jo, Don and John,
You are in my heart and in my prayers. I look back at so many good times and am grateful to have known Bugsie. He was always very special to me, as are all of you. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Mike & Reta Graham

March 13, 2014

Dona our hearts are broken to hear about the passing of George. May the Lord wrap His arms around you, Luke and Taylor giving you the comfort that only He can give. We extend our sympathy to your entire family including life friend Eddie Jo. Mike & Reta Graham

March 12, 2014

Dona, because the strength, determination and positive outlook you have demonstrated over the years, you will get through this terrible time--with God's help, of course. You have been such a special young woman and friend to me over these many years. I am so glad you have such great sons to walk this new journey with you. Proverbs 20:24 promises God will direct your steps. Let Him. I love you.
Susie Moore

Trip and Leanne Forman

March 11, 2014

Dona,
We are deeply saddened to learn of George's passing. Please know we are praying for you and your family. May God comfort you at this time of loss, for He is the provider of "peace that surpasses our understanding."

Gayle Bussey

March 11, 2014

Dona and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Royce and I considered George a very good friend. Our business relationship with him though the years was handled in a fair and professional manner. We appreciated all of Georges' willingness and cooperation that it took to make both ends of the farming operation work. If you need anything, please call me and let me know. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Jan Johnson

March 11, 2014

Dona - so sorry for your loss. No words can take away your pain. I pray that you feel the presence of God with each hug and remembrance from those around you. You remain in my prayers. God be with you.

March 10, 2014

Dona and Family. My prayers are with each and everyone in your family in loss of your husband. May God give you blessings for each day. Receive my love from a friend that cares for you. God Bless/Hope @ Stewart Title,Lubbock, Texas.

The Jarod Withrow Family

March 10, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson has his own definition of what it means to be successful and he expresses it beautifully in his poem entitled "Sucess". I think to be a devout husband, a loving father, a boss that embodied integrity, and a man of God could be safely added. I don't think it's adequate enough to say George Richardson left behind a great legacy. Rather, his legacy is embedded in his wife, his sons, his employees, and the multiple lives he touched and will continue to through all of these.
To the grieving hearts of the Richardson family, know we love you, our prayers are with you, we are here for you, and we consider George Richardson a very "successful man."