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Thomas L. Richardson

Thomas L. Richardson Tom Richardson passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013. Born April 21, 1922 in Brownwood to Thomas and Sarah Richardson, he served in the Air Force in WWII as one of the liberators of northern France. He was on a troop carrier to the Pacific when the atomic bomb ended the war. Tom settled in Austin with his wife, LGean Richardson. He served in the Austin Fire Department over 33 years, rising to captain of the Airport Fire Station and Rescue squad. He was awarded "Fireman of the Year" in 1982 for valor. A premier gunsmith, Tom crafted many fine custom rifles for sportsmen the world over. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends in Colorado. An amateur archeologist, he loved to hunt and collect arrowheads. He was a member of the Austin Antique Car Club and restored old Fords and Chevys, some seen in movies. A Mason over 50 years, he achieved 32 degree in the Austin Scottish Rite and was a member of the Ben-Hur Shrine. He is survived by his loving wife LGean, son Tommy and wife Babs, grandsons Grayson and Matthew, five great-grandkids, numerous nieces and nephews, especially Cindy and Vicki. Graveside ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery, 7491 Circle S Road, Austin, TX. The Family gives our deepest thanks and love to Tom's caregivers: Maria, Eva, Aida, Tim, Anthony, Kari, Marcus and nurse Lauren of Grace Hospice.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Apr. 16, 2013
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