Allen T. Richerson
November 13, 2013, 12:45 am by Staff Reports
Allen Thomas Richerson was born to Marion Lee Thomas Richerson and Burton Allen Richerson on April 19, 1960 in Odessa, Texas. At 53 years of age, Mr. Richerson passed away in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2013 after a seven-year battle with brain cancer in Dallas, Texas at the Specialty Select Hospital of Dallas.
Mr. Richerson grew up and went to school in Odessa. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1978. He pursued a career in computer related industry which led him to his 15 year employment with the Texas Attorney Generalís Office as a Network Manager in the Child Support Division, of which he retired at the onset of his illness. In addition to his keen skill with computers, he was equally as passionate playing guitars. Over the years, he helped establish and play in bands from the Odessa Jr. College Jazz Band that traveled through the U.S. and Mexico to playing with Mr. Elliott Fikes and his band members in and around the Hill Country. He was also gifted with an eye for detail which he captured on paper using charcoal, pencil, and pen/ink mediums.
The Christian faith and interest of Mr. Richerson led him to two trips to Israel, where on one trip he was baptized in the Jordan River. Although he was brought up in the Baptist church, upon moving to Llano, he moved his church membership to Grace Episcopal Church where he continuously received blessings of encouragement and love.
In 2011, on April 16, Mr. Richerson married long time friend, Vivian Anne Tyler. They made their home in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Vivian (Anne) Tyler of Corsicana and his sister, Cynthia (Cindy) Lynn Richerson of Llano.
He was preceded in death by his father, Burton Allen Richerson and his mother, Marion Lee Thomas Richerson.
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