Rick W. Richison
December 28, 1954 – November 8, 2020
Rick W. Richison, age 65, of Clear Lake City, Texas, passed away on November 8, 2020.
He was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on December 28, 1954, to Clinton Alexander Richison and Donna Gail Richison. He was married to Terri Richison for 46 years.
Rick was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Terri, sons Brian and Adam, his daughters-in-law Crissy and Emily, and his grandsons Reed, Hunter and Walker, all of Clear Lake City, TX; his mother Donna Richison of Deer Park; his brothers, Ray of Deer Park, Galen (Marilyn) of Galveston, Chuck (Stella) of Corpus Christi, Knox of Las Vegas; and a large extended family of nephews, nieces, in-laws and cousins.
Rick was a family man, first, foremost and always. His proudest accomplishment was his sons, and he was so proud watching them become men and fathers with his same strong family values. Becoming a grandparent – becoming Geeps – was the icing on his cake. His greatest lesson was to compartmentalize – work while you are at work, but don’t bring your work home. When he was home, he was 100% husband, daddy, and Geeps.
Rick had a passion for movies, especially westerns and action movies. He had a wonderful, wicked sense of humor and he loved to tease and joke. He could always find a silver lining. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and, above all else, spending time with his family.
Rick was a true gentleman (maybe a little gruff at times) and an expert in his field. He ended his forty-year career with S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd, retiring in January as Assistant Manager of the Estimating Department. He began his career at Aramco, and over the years also worked at John Brown, Kaeverner, ABB & Flour. He was not only a mentor to many during his years in the business, he was also a wonderful supervisor and friend. He was always willing to stop what he was doing, no matter how busy he was, to answer the barrage of questions that came his way or to help someone in need. He always had time to listen to not only work-related things going on, but to things that affected your life. Rick was kind, patient, thoughtful, knowledgeable, well liked, and respected. He gave up many a lunch hour teaching classes to help others become better estimators. He loved passing on his experience, and he always had a story that went with every lesson. He was liked and respected by all.
Rick was one of a kind and truly beloved by all who had the honor to know him. He will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Rick's life will be held Monday, November 23 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas.
Celebration of Life
Monday, November 23, 2020