Buford Richardson


Bonham, Texas – Funeral services for Buford Gerald Richardson, 88, of Bonham, Texas will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church. Rev. Troy Miles will officiate. Interment will follow at Willow Wild Cemetery. Mr. Richardson passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Buford Gerald Richardson was born on September 30, 1929 in Walker Creek, AR to Bonnie Benjamin and Pearl Lee Richardson. He married, Dorothy Lee (Suiter) Richardson, the love of his life 51 years ago on December 13, 1966 in Dallas, TX. Buford worked for R & L Plating as an electro plater before retiring and is a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Buford loved his family, horses, hunting, singing the Gospel and God.

He is survived by wife, Dorothy Richardson of Bonham, TX; daughter, Mary Anne Chandler of Athens, TX; son, Larry Buford Richardson and wife Belinda of Lake Dallas, TX; son, Michael Wayne Richardson of Bonham, TX; son, Ronald Chandler and wife Kathy of Okmulgee, Ok; daughter, Suanne Pool and husband John of Telephone, TX; son-in-law, Roy Cooper and wife Debbie of Ivanhoe, TX; 66 grand, great grand and great great grandchildren, along with numerous other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Philip Gene Richardson, daughters, Lisa Lee Richardson and Sue Cooper; and his siblings.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Cooper, Buford J. Lewis Richardson, Michael Wayne Richardson, Jr., Raymond Theobald, Codie Pool, and Austin Pool.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel Bonham.

In Buford’s honor, and to recognize his favorite color red; family request that a touch of red be worn to his services.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com

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