Richard Joseph Richardson, 77 of Norman, Oklahoma passed away January 29, 2018. He was born January 13, 1941 in Wabash, Indiana to the late Elvin G. and Cleorah R. (Roberts)
He graduated from Wabash High School in 1959 and entered the Air Force on March 8, 1960. He spent 1 year in Thailand from 1966-1967, then went to Vietnam from 1967-1968. He spent 3 ½ years in Okinawa and had numerous stateside assignments. During the years of 1968-1975, Rich spent his time in the Presidential Squadron. In 1972, he traveled to China with President Nixon, making numerous trips with both President Nixon and Ford. After 21 years in the Air Force, Rich retired as a Senior Master Sargent E8. He then went to work for Boeing. Rich and Harryett "Ann" Bugher got married in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 22, 1985. In August of 1991 he moved to Norman, Oklahoma from Spanaway, Washington and transferred with Boeing Aerospace Operations to Tinker Air Force Base and spent 36 years with Boeing.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Ann Richardson; brother, James Richardson of Ocala, Florida. A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Monday, February 5, 2018 at Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, Oklahoma.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
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