Rick Richey died June 20, 2019 at the age of 71.

A memorial service will be held June 29 at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Lampasas.

After graduating as salutatorian from Beaumont High School, Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in jurisprudence, both at University of Houston.

His professional career began at Otis Elevator. Rick went on to firms like Fish Engineering, where he aided in the design and construction of oil refineries in Venezuela.

Moving into the practice of law, he began work in the district attorney's office in Houston. After this, he worked with several firms and culminated with his own practice that focused on contract negotiations and contract law.

Rick was an animal lover and always had pets in his home. He was an avid golfer, amateur physicist, and loved puzzles and games of all sorts including bridge and poker. He also was fond of travel and SCUBA diving.

Late in his life he came back to Christ and attended Faith Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Richey; daughter Rosaline Richey and spouse Sonja Von Noorden; son, Noyes Richey III; daughter Sarah Richey and partner Jon Barclay; granddaughter Kayla Jordan Richey; and by his siblings Ruthie (David), Ken (Susan), Bill (Betty) and Jeanne. He also has numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Donations in his memory can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 182 CR 4006, Lampasas, TX 76550; or to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.