Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Wayne Richardson ALVIN "WAYNE" RICHARDSON, 86, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2013, after a heroic battle with cancer. Wayne was born in Ranger, TX on Aug. 26, 1926 to Marvin and Ellen Richardson. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943. Wayne served his country in the U.S. Naval Air Corps in World War II. Shortly after the war ended, he met and married the love of his life, Murel Deen Richards, and they had two devoted children. Wayne & Murel recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Wayne was a true entrepreneur who started a floor covering business and later became a successful home builder. He was a Mason who recently received his 60-year certification. Wayne was a member of the Moslah Shrine Temple. He was past president, colonel and a founding Member of the Moslah Motor Corps. Wayne was an active member of Trinity Christian Church where he served as property chairman, deacon and trustee. He was an avid golfer who scored a hole in one at age 72. Wayne was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. He had a tremendous impact on many people's lives both professionally and through friendship and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. His sisters were Neva Richardson Morris (RHS-1935) and Elva Richardson McKibbian (RHS-1927). Doyle Richardson (RHS-1931) was his brother. Survivors at the time of his death: His loving wife, Murel; son, Richard Richardson and wife, Denise; daughter, Rickee Richardson and fiance, Chris Dikmen; grandsons, Dustin Richardson and Nathan Richardson; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.