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May 11, 2013

Darrelton “Deak” Richardson

Darrelton “Deak” Richardson, 75, of Bridge City, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Troy Richardson of Warren Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, at Seamans Cemetery in Chester, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5 pm to 9 pm, Monday at the funeral home.

Born in Chester, Texas, on September 6, 1937, Darrelton was the son of John Alton Richardson and Minnie Leona Hughes Richardson. Darrelton served in the U.S. Navy on USS Forrestal CVA59 in the Mediterranean Sea from 1956 to 1959 and worked for Gulf States from 1959 to 1990. In his earlier days, Darrelton enjoyed building things and fishing. He also enjoyed sports and coaching his kids’ teams.

Darrelton was preceded in death by his wife, Ava Grace Hooper Richardson; and his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Jana Richardson Lyons and husband, Terry of Ceder Park, Texas; son, Darrel Richardson of Bridge City; granddaughter, Haley Grace Youngberg; and siblings, Linda Martin of Beaumont and Charlie Fairchild of Chester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seamans Cemetery Fund.

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