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2602 South Houston Avenue
Humble, TX 77396
Phone: 281-441-2171
Fax: 281-441-1445
Nolan Richardson

Nolan Dale Richardson

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1943 - Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Nolan Dale Richardson was born February 2, 1943 to Opal May (Fields) and Harlen Richardson in Shattuck, OK. He passed away July 9, 2021, in Humble, TX.

On June 28, 1965, Nolan married Bobbie Tangney, to this union of 56 years, three sons were born. Kelly Ken, Chance Duane, & Michael Joseph.
Nolan and Bobbie moved to Houston in 1969 and founded Richardson Steel Yard, which has been in operation ever since.
Nolan was a dreamer and always starting a new endeavor. Going from a favorite B model Mack to giant forklifts, cranes, and push boats.
He was also very proud of his membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. He served on the Port Bureau Board of Directors starting in 2009, and moved up to the executive board in 2012. Nolan was selected as The Seafarers’ Man of the Year in 2010.
Proceeding him in death were his parents, Opal & Harlen Richardson, Thomas Tangney (father in law), Faye Kozlowski (mother in law) Donald Lee (brother), Lucy Tangney (sister), Louis Tangney (brother in law), S.E. Tangney (brother in law), Virginia Richardson, (sister in law), Sharon Richardson, (sister in law), Monita Tangney (sister in law).
Nolan is survived by his wife Bobbie, Sons, Ricky Harlen (Jamie), Kelly Ken (Amy), Chance Duane (Pam), Michael Joseph (Raelynn) Grandchildren, Shena, Danny, Dakota, Jesse, Kelsi, Kyle, Jace, and Jayden. Great grandchildren, Penny and Lincoln. Brother Kendall, sisters Glenda (Marvin), Gale (Danny), sisters in law Jan Richardson and Jann Tangney, along with many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers , the Richardson family would like to request any donations be made to the Houston International Seafarers Center, Attn: Dana Blume, P.O. Box 9506, Houston, TX 77029, in Nolan Richardson’s memory, or to the Shattuck High School Alumni, P.O. Box 505, Shattuck, OK 73858
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    Saturday, July 24th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 24th, 2021 10:00am
    Rosewood Funeral Home
    2602 South Houston Ave.
    Humble, TX 77396
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These trees will be planted in remembrance of a Port Legend because Nolan truly was! Prayers for the entire family, so very sorry for your loss!!

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Dollie Clark

Posted at 11:04am
Mr. Richardson was one of the kindest and generous people I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting. Being introduced to him and his family through a business relationship - it didn’t seem like business but extended family! The life he built , the legacy he leaves, will carry on for years to come! My sincerest condolences to those who loved him most - the family he loved so much.

Donna Garner

Posted at 10:05am
I just learned of Nolan’s passing this morning. I am in Delaware and wanted to offer my condolences to Bobbie, Michael, Chance, Kelly & Ricky along with their families for the loss of a true visionary. He is truly an inspiration. He made me want to be a better person. He was definitely a dreamer always looking for ways to build the business along with his sons. My heart is heavy today and will be for a very long time. Thinking of all of you during this time. I truly loved and respected this man who brought so much to so many lives including mine and my daughters. Nolan made the world a better place.

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