Gerald (Jerry) Dan Richardson has given us one last laugh. In his final days at UTMB Galveston he sat up, started talking about cowboys, and saying, “Yippy-Ki-Yeah,” and we learned later that this was a memory with his baby brother, Keith Richardson. Jerry fought and won his battle with Multiple Myeloma, but has succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Monday, August 16th, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. Jerry was crazy about all of his grandsons (Kaleb, David, Micah, and Lucas) and took every opportunity to love and spoil them. Jerry was born January 25, 1942 in Clovis, New Mexico to Reubin and Hallie Kempf Richardson.
Jerry was a proud alumni of Jal High School - Jal, New Mexico (Class of 1960), Graduate of University of Arizona (Class of 1968) and United States Air Force - air traffic controller from 1961- 1965 during the Vietnam War. Jerry was a beloved educator at Levi - Fry Intermediate in Texas City ISD from 1993-2007 until his retirement. Jerry also had 22 years of insurance experience in industry. Jerry was an active member of Texas City Rotary Club, Texas City Lions Club, and a supporting member of Texas Polio Survivors Association.
Jerry was married to his “One True Love,” Virginia Stranathan Richardson for 58 unwavering years of deep devoted love.
Preceding Jerry in death are his parents, Reubin and Hallie Kempf Richardson; his brothers, Delaven, Darrel, and Calvin; Virginia’s parents, Edward and Carmelita Stranathan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Richardson of Texas City, Texas; son, Daryn Richardson and wife, Leslie of Porter, Texas; daughter, Krystl Michalek and husband, Thomas of Hutto, Texas; his four amazing grandchildren, Kaleb, David, Micah, and Lucas; his brother, Donald Richardson and wife, Barbara of Chehalis, Washington; brother, Keith Richardson and wife, Kathy of Artesia, New Mexico; brother-in-law, Robert Stranathan and wife, Patricia of Leawood, Kansas; sister-in-law, Susan Schrock and husband, Steve of Alva, Oklahoma; many nephews, nieces and cousins. Jerry’s final resting place will be in Riverview Cemetery in Kiowa, Kansas.
Visitation in Texas City, Texas will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery in Kiowa, Kansas. Kansas arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.