William Henry Richards

July 8, 1927October 5, 2020

William (Bill) Henry Richards, born on July 8, 1927 in Trucksville, Pennsylvania to Walter John Richards and Amelia Underhill Richards and died on October 5, 2020 in Baytown, Texas.

Bill left Pennsylvania at a young age and joined the United States Air Force so he could see the world. He retired in 1966 from the Air Force after serving over 20 years at the rank of Tech Sergeant . After retirement he settled in Pasadena, Texas and began a second career at The Port of Houston Authority. He was married to Marjorie Rogan Richards for 47 years until her death in 1997. He later married Donna Sue Kaufman Richards and they were married for 21 years until his death. Family was important to Bill and, as long as he was able, he never missed a Family Reunion. Every year he would load his family up in the car and off they went to explore the country. No matter how many times his girls would ask him to stop to see something he would. He stopped at nearly every Historical Marker and would read them and gave them a "real on the road education" and love for America. He loved sports and followed the Houston Astros, Texans and Rockets. Country Music was his favorite music. He loved to dance and would glide along that dance floor like it was smooth as glass. He will be missed forever by all who loved him. He made a difference in the lives of so many and formed friendships he had for a lifetime. He led a good and honest life and was a good man.

Bill is preceded in death by: father, Walter John Richards; mother, Amelia Underhill Richards; wife, Marjorie Dell Rogan Richards; daughter, Christine Richards Wright; grandson, Robert John Haapanen, Jr.; siblings: Frederick Richards, Robert Richards, Donald Richards, Arthur Richards, Jean Richards Gerald, Betty Richards Malarkey and Edith Richards Paysour.

He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Donna Sue Kaufman Richards; daughters, Mary Richards Coleman, Margie Richards Trevino; stepdaughter, Tammy Van Duff; grandchildren: Dawn Coleman Lusk, Shauna Trevino Allen, Justin Haapanen; great grandchildren: Madison and Mason Allen; Goddaughter, Mary Fontenot Ketcher.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 9, 2020


William Henry Richards

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Carrie Waltz

October 6, 2020

Margie I'm so sorry for your lost. I only met your Dad a couple of times but he was a very sweet man. You and your family will be in my prayers during this time and if you need anything please give me a call.

Love you
Carrie Waltz


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