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Bellville Times
Lt. Col. Thomas O. Richardson, U.S. Army Ret., born November 24, 1922, went
to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 29 at the age of 82. Mr. Richardson was
born in Floresville, Texas, and had lived in San Antonio since 1970. He was
a member of the graduating class of 1945 at Texas A&M University, he retired
from the US  Army as an Infantry Airborne Officer after 26 years of service.
He later retired from the Texas Employment Commission with over 20 years of
He enjoyed many years as a flight instructor and skydiver and spent a great
deal of time ranching in the San Antonio area.
Survivors include: his loving wife of 57 years Catherine Richardson of San
Antonio; son, John E. Richardson and wife Susan of Bellville; sister Carol
Major; brother, William Richardson; grandsons Monte D. Richardson and wife
Allison; Wade S. Richardson; and Justin A. Richardson; great-granddaughter,
Mary Elizabeth Richardson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held June 5th at Mission Park Funeral Chapel South. Services
were conducted Monday, June 6, in the Main Post Chapel of Ft. Sam Houston
with Chaplain Will Bearden Officiating. Interment with full military honors
followed in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Texas Children's
Hospital, Neo Natal Unit, Houston.
Posted by Joy Neely


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