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Richardson, William Nelson 88, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2010 in Athens, Texas. He was born April 27, 1921 in Tacoma Park, Maryland. He was a Petroleum Engineer and received his Masters in Banking from SMU. He spent time in the oil fields of Venezuela and subsequently went to work for Mobil Oil. After moving to Midland, he worked for Midland National Bank. Another move took him to El Paso to work at El Paso National Bank and the El Paso Company from which he retired in 1981. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. "Rich" is survived by his wife of 62 years Sheelagh; sons Frank and wife Claudia; Clark and wife Nancy; grandchildren Michael and wife Julie; Russell and wife Michelle; Claude, Will and wife Caroline and Ryan; great grandchildren Alex, Jordan, Malcolm, Ian, Lily and Ava. Many thanks to his "Angel" caregiver for many years, Feli Ruiz as well as Genesis Hospice in Athens. If desired, memorials may be made to The Samaritan Project, 201 St. Thomas, Athens, Texas 75751.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 10, 2010
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