Lonnie Samuel Richardson


Lonnie Samuel Richardson, age 98, beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor , and friend entered fully into the presence of the Lord on February 27, 2022.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2022 at First Baptist Church Pampa with Rev. Byron Williamson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Lonnie’s services will be live streamed thru Carmichael-Whatley Funeral

Directors and Crematory website.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

He was born on January 01, 1924 in Wichita Falls, TX to Ernest and Erma Richardson. Lonnie always delighted in telling how he was a New Year’s baby. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School and later earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Hardin Simmons University.

He married Louise Hawkins of Harlingen, Tx on June 27, 1949. They began his career and their life together in Kingsville, Tx where he worked for the

Celanese Bishop Plant and they welcomed their first child, Cheryl. Lonnie and family relocated to Pampa, Tx upon a transfer to the Celanese plant in that city and it was here where they welcomed their three other children, Steven, Lynn, and Susan. It was at the Pampa plant that the inquisitive thinker was awarded a U.S. patent that helped increase production and save money for the company.

Lonnie and Louise were very involved in the First Baptist Church Pampa where they sang in the choir and were directors of the young married couples Sunday school class. He  served as a deacon and they both made many missionary trips together to Mexico, Russia, and Brazil .

He also served on the Pampa ISD board believing that an excellent education was the key to success and that all children should have that opportunity.

He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved traveling with family and friends and made many trips to the mountains for fly fishing, sightseeing, hiking, and relaxation. Besides mission work, Lonnie and Louise made other trips abroad along with covering both coasts of America and points in between until her passing in May of 2000. Later, he was fortunate to find another companion in his life and travels when he married Mary Bryant until her passing November 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Erma Richardson;  Brothers, Jerry, Ernest, Mason, and Robert Richardson; wife, Louise Richardson; son, Steven Richardson, and second wife, Mary Bryant.

Lonnie is survived by three daughters, Cheryl and husband Kerry Kirk, Lynn and husband Tim Schisler, and Susan Richardson, all of Amarillo; five granddaughters, Katie and husband Rod Burgett of Louisiana, Nicole Richardson of Dallas, Andrea and husband John Heath of Oklahoma, Stacy Kirk of Oklahoma, and Diana Schisler of Amarillo; four grandsons, Quenton and wife Kim Morgan of San Antonio, Sam and wife Ashton Richardson of Dallas; Anthony and wife Katie Kirk of Odessa, and Christopher and wife, Maria Schisler in Amarillo; 17 great-grandchildren, James, Logan, Raylee, Caden, Autumn, Audriana, Kora, Lolli, Rhonnie, Weslie, Braylen, Greyson, Kashton, Joziah, Justyce, Rowen, and Emmitt; he is also survived by 2 brothers. Sidney Richardson and Jack Richardson, and a sister, Katheleen Hallgrimson; as well as extended family and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Headquarters 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl 17 Chicago, Illinois 60601or to the Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church of Pampa, P.O. Box 621 Pampa, TX 79066-0621.

Please sign the online registry at www.carmichael-whatley.com.