OBITUARY

John Ronald Richardson Sr.

April 7, 1938October 6, 2019
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John Ronald Richardson, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully in his home in Bacliff, Texas on October 6, 2019. John was born on April 7, 1938 in Orange, Texas to Abraham and Marie Richardson. He graduated high school in Orange, Texas, then joined the Army-National Guard and served his country for 6 years.

John, Sr. married Tommie in June of 1960 and made their home in Orange, Texas. Their first son, Gary, was born in April of 1961. In 1962, they moved to Odessa, Texas where John began working for Lyondell Chemical. Cindy was born in Odessa, Texas in 1963 and John Ronald, Jr. in 1966. John, Sr. retired in 1988. After retiring, John, Sr. built an A-frame house in Bacliff, Texas and later added -8- apartment unit’s along side his A-frame house. John, Sr. also was the owner of Abe’s Lube in Bacliff, Texas.

John, Sr. loved to travel the world via cruising or airplane. His most recent visit was a 2-week trip to China. He loved dancing, shrimping, tending to his land, and most of all spending time with his family.

John, Sr. is preceded in death by his parents Abraham and Marie Richardson, and his sisters Dorothy Mitchell, Betty Schrieber and Irma-Jean Hons.

John, Sr. leaves behind to cherish his memory, son Gary and Marcella Richardson of Austin, Texas and their children Michael and Rachel; daughter Cindy and Carlos Gonzalez and their children Britany and Tim, and great granddaughter, Kylee; and son John, Jr. and Sheri Richardson and their children Kelsey, Brenna and Corey. He is also survived by his two sisters Darlene Byrd of Bridge City, Texas and Patsy Jones of Meadows Place, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a celebration of life service beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. Committal service will be at Grand View Memorial Park, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505, immediately following the services.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, October 11, 2019

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Sharon Stephenson

October 10, 2019

I am so sorry for y'alls loss!! I know Uncle John will be missed tremendoulsly by all that loved him. I can remember me as a very young girl...about 5, being chased around by him and him try to kiss me...I was so painfully shy at that age. I also remember him being in his uniform. I am so sorry that I can't be at the funeral tomorrow as I just learned about the arrangements a few minutes ago (8 p.m.). Please know that all of you will be in my prayers tomorrow as y'all say your final goodbyes...whisper to him that I love him.💗🤟💗 Sharon Schrieber Stephenson

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