Frank Allen Richardson Jr., 94, Orange


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 10:44am

Frank Allen Richardson, Jr., 94, of Orange, passed away on April 14, 2022, at St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Brinlee of Winfree Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home.

Born in Big Clifty, Kentucky, on January 26, 1928, he was the son of Mary and Frank Richardson, Sr.. Frank joined the United States Army, and he served our country in World War II. After the war, he moved to Orange, Texas, where he married the love of his life, Janice, and was employed at Dupont as a mechanic.

Frank enjoyed family time, reading, music of all genres, holidays, and keeping up with his grandchildren during their Little League and high school athletic events. Although Frank loved the State of Texas, he remained loyal to the State of Kentucky with his many charitable donations and generous acts. He was named a “Kentucky Colonel” which is the highest civilian award the Governor’s Office has. It was an award that he treasured.

Frank had many hobbies, but his favorite one was deer hunting. He was a sports fan who enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros.

He was preceded in death by Janice Richardson, Margie Talbert, Emmie Richardson, Jo Preston, Joyce Ann Biery, Pete, Paul “Biggen” Richardson, Jay Cockerham, Jack Cockerham, William L. and Patricia Greer, Alton Morgan.

He is survived by his sons, Frank Allen Richardson III “Chuck” and Darinda, Paul Lee Richardson and wife Tracy; daughters, Joyce Cockerham, Rosetta Morgan; grandchildren, Julie Taft and Phillip, Bill Greer and Cathie, Jamey Greer and Christy, Jeff Cockerham, Joshua Richardson and Lauren, Candace Ellis, Brandon Morgan and Jana, Laura Ellis and Joe, Frank Richardson IIII “Frankie”, Tiffany and Cody Pedigo; as well as 26 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Morgan, Joshua Richardson, Frank Richardson IIII “Frankie”, Bill Greer, Rodney Masters, and Dennis Wallace.


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