Richardson, James

James "Jim" S. Richardson

May 3, 1935 - August 8, 2019

James “Jim” S. Richardson of Plano, Texas passed away on August 8, 2019 at the age of 84.  He was born on May 3, 1935 in Pomona, California to Samuel and Geraldine Richardson.  Jim was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  Jim married Kathryn Byrnes on November 20, 1970 in Crestwood, Kentucky. He retired from GAB Robins after 35 years as an account executive.  Jim was an avid golfer and boater, enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.  Many of the things his family will cherish were his ability to light up a room, the passion he had for life and his humorous approach for the people he loved.

Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathy of Plano, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Matthew Michael of New Carlisle, Indiana, daughter and son-in-law, Jeni and Charlie Post of Wichita Falls, Texas; four granddaughters, Madison, Kayleigh, Rylee and Regan; and an extensive number of extended family members, colleagues, friends, neighbors and people he cared a great deal about.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  A reception will be held immediately following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, South Bend, Indiana in memory of Jim Richardson.

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Dear Kathy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please call me when you have a minute. My information is in the retired teachers booklet. We are thinking of you and the family. Love, The Cady Family Armi Cady, August 25, 2019 Kathy, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you and Jim had a wonderful life together with loads of great memories to cherish. I regret I am unable to attend the service, but know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Love, Janet Langford janet.langford@pisd.edu, August 15, 2019 Kathy & family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers & thoughts.
Martha & Mike Vissman , August 11, 2019 Dearest Kathy, speaking with you on Saturday brought such comfort to our family as I really think after I told Dad that day, he decided to join him. We all loved Jim and your family and our hearts are with you. Love, Jerry Smith’s girls, Deanie, Debra and Charlie.
Geraldine McChesnee, August 11, 2019 Dear Kathy, Julie, Jeni and family, You've all been in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Sincerely, Gail and Paul White Gail Lee White, August 9, 2019 Dearest Kathy, Julie, Jeni and Family, We were so very sad to hear of Jim's illness and passing. Please know that all of you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Sending all of our love and support.
Linda & Joe Comeau, August 9, 2019 Jim was such a nice man. He was so patient with me as a kid. He and Kathy have been next door neighbors to my dad for my entire life. I was so lucky to know him. He enjoyed giving me and my brother a hard time playing around. He put up with our teenage years, loud cars and loud music next door! He was always so kind and truly an example to all of a loving husband and father. He will be missed dearly. I know for a fact he was so proud of his family.
David Jones , August 8, 2019 Kathy, Iwas so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. Julie Nunn, August 8, 2019