Ronald Kirkley Richards Sr., age 75, of Madisonville, Texas, was called home Sunday, May 19, 2019. Ron was born June 15, 1943, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was a longtime resident of Alvin, Texas.
Following in his family’s tradition of military service, Ron joined the Navy, becoming a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class with the Fleet Marine Forces. Ron was a devoted husband, father and doting grandfather, who enjoyed retired life, working in the yard and being with his grandchildren. Ron was retired from MD Anderson.
He volunteered with Scouts, HLSR, 1st EMS and The American Legion. He always said, “It is a way to give back for the many blessings I have been given.”
Ron was preceded in death by his father; mother; son, Kirk Jr.; and adoptive dad, Bob Richards.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Delores Mott Richards, of Madisonville; mother-in-law, Pauline Mott, of Houston; brother, Brad Richards of Alvin; son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Amey Richards of Woodstock, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Michaelle and Gene Whitesides of Madisonville; grandchildren Barret and Morgan Whitesides, Noah and Cosette Richards. Several in laws, nieces, nephews and an abundance of extended family and friends.
The funeral service was held at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood,Texas.
His final resting place will be in Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his name to the “Ronald Richards Memorial Fund” c/o Texas Advantage Bank in Alvin supporting the Boy Scouts.
Condolences may be sent to the Richards family in care of Jeter: www.jeterfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the direction of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home.