Robert L. "Bob" Richmond

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1923 - 2015 Robert L. Bob Richmond, 91, of Beaumont, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by his wife and all his children. He was born September 18, 1923, in Wiergate, Texas, to Oma Dickerson and Curtis Richmond, and had been a long time resident of Beaumont. A proud veteran of WWII, Bob served as a B-24 co-pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he flew thirty missions over the Japanese Islands. He later retired from the Air Force Reserve, reaching the rank of Lt. Colonel and also served in the Beaumont Civil Air Patrol. After the war, Bob returned to Beaumont and married Ellouise McGown. Their marriage has been blessed with five children, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. After retiring from Mobil Chemical in 1984, Bob was able to devote his full attention to family and the activities he loved. He especially enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing with his sons. He and Ellouise also trained and served as Beaumont Citizens on Patrol with the police department. A true member of the Greatest Generation, Bob determined if it was broken, he could fix it. He was always frugal and simple with his own needs and wants, but exceedingly generous with his family and others. Bob was an active member of Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church for over fifty years, and helped facilitate the transition to McCabe Roberts Avenue United Methodist Church as it is now known. He held many leadership positions there, including Chairman of the Board, but no job was too small for his servant's heart. He and Ellouise later joined Wesley United Methodist, where Bob was a member of the Kitchen Class. Bob's priorities in life were God, country and family, and he was forever faithful to all three. Bob is survived by his wife Ellouise M. Richmond; children, Sandra Carrington and her husband Don, of Austin; John Richmond and his wife Catherine, of Beaumont; Ronnie Richmond and his wife Cheryl, of Pineville, Louisiana; Donna Sachs and her husband Eric, of Houston; and Scott Richmond, of Vidor; grandchildren; Christopher Carrington, Lauren Crommett and her husband Michael, Leslie Prothro and her husband Jonathan, Katie Westbrook and her husband Austin , Kelli Riley and her husband Rick, Kristin Franks and her husband Shaun, Brooke Y'Barbo and Blair Richmond; great grandchildren, Aaron, Evan, Carson, Caroline, Camden, William, Romy, Luke and Elliott; brother, Jerry Richmond and his wife, Ann, of Lumberton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mattie Mae Williams and Hazel Freeman. A memorial service for Mr. Richmond will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, followed by burial with military honors at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m., under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

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Broussard's Mortuary
1605 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX 77713
(409) 866-3838
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 9, 2015
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