Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home

123 Newlin Street, Port Lavaca, TX


Richard M. Ryon

August 21, 1926June 5, 2020

Richard M. Ryon Jr., 93, of Corpus Christi passed away June 5, 2020. He was born to Richard M. Ryon Sr. and Dolly Ryon on August 21, 1926 in Seadrift. Mr. Ryon was retired from Motorola where he worked as an electronic engineer. He was an inventor with electronics having 6 patents on behalf of Motorola and TI. Consumers today are using his inventions when they drive a car, use a calculator, cell phone, etc. He served in the US Navy Reserve and was the only person who could troubleshoot/repair the computer system on the B-36 bomber which held the atomic bomb during the cold war. He would have to fly with the crew many times for 40 hours. Mr. Ryon was also a Methodist. He is survived by his son, Richard Edwin Ryon (Janet); 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ana Mae Ryon; daughter, Cherri Ann Ryon Lawson; and parents. A viewing will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, 123 Newlin St, Port Lavaca, followed by Graveside services at 11:30 a.m. at Seadrift Cemetery in Seadrift with Pastor Cody Logan of First United Methodist Church in Seadrift officiating and military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard. Special heartfelt thanks to the Aguayo family: Patsy, Danika and Paul for your years of care and love. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 13, 2020


Richard M. Ryon

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Alexis Jones

June 11, 2020

He will be missed. A wonderful man; that I was blessed to cross paths with. Alexis

Sylvia De Leon

June 10, 2020

My condolences to the family. I am saddened by Richard passing. I had the pleasure of caring for Mr. Ryon I worked with him for a short time. I learned Richard and yes he didn’t want us to call him Mr. Ryon. :) I’ll always remember him for his honesty his cute little smile, our talks and us going outside in the afternoon to drink coffee and listen to the owl that was around his home. I Thank Patsy for bringing me in to meet and care for him. He will be dearly missed! Praying for the family & Patsy ♥️