Dateline: October 30, 2003


Funeral services for M. Glenn Richerson, age 82, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, in the First Untied Methodist Church in Shamrock with Rev. Todd Dyess of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Rev. Terry Lowe, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Shamrock Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Richerson died Monday, October 20, 2003, in Amarillo.  He was born September 4, 1920, in Hedley. He graduated from Hedley High School and served in the Navy during World War II in Guadacanal, Bouganville, Guam, and New Zealand. He married Eva Mae Holcomb on November 15, 1942.  For 45 years they owned and operated Richerson Funeral Home in Shamrock, retiring in 1991. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce and Shamrock School Board.  He had served as chairman of the St. Patrick’s Day Association and was on the Shamrock Hospital Board at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lions Club, Boosters Club, and Shamrock Sheriff’s Posse.  He had received his 50-year pin for service to the funeral profession from the State of Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark, in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae Richerson of Shamrock; a daughter, Toni Gail Richerson of Richmond, Texas; an “adopted” daughter, Silvana “Bunny” Bianco Mannarini of Milan, Italy; two sisters, Loyd Richerson and Dorothy Richerson, both of Odessa; ten nieces; and 13 nephews.


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