A.D. “Sonny” Richardson, 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Visitation will be held, Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. at Corley-Porter Funeral Home in The Wortham Chapel, Wortham, Texas. Graveside services will be Thursday, 10:00 am at Driver Cemetery, Teague, Texas.
A.D. “Sonny” Richardson was born on May 6, 1937, in Teague, Texas, to Carmie Lee and Andrew Dillsworth Richardson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, LaJuan Richardson, and his daughters, Karen Chasteen and Juana Ann Richardson.
Sonny spent most of his childhood in Donie, Texas, where he roamed the countryside freely on his horse. His passion for riding horses continued into his adult life and he could often be seen roaming the countryside day or night on one of his paint horses. He once got caught in the rain and a police officer gave him a ride while he led his horse alongside the patrol car to find cover from the rain and a phone to call LaJuan. She hurried to get his truck and trailer and raced to his rescue with the trailer gate swinging in the wind. This is one of the many shenanigans that earned them the nicknames, Bonnie and Clyde.
A.D. was a proficient backhoe operator and he and LaJuan owned and operated a pipeline maintenance business for many years in Mexia, Texas, named A.D. Richardson Contractors. He also was a part-time rancher and he and LaJuan spent countless hours driving around the pasture counting his cows.
A.D. could often be seen with a crate of hound dogs, loaded and ready to hunt. He had a life-long love for fox hunting, and he and his buddies shared many good times listening to their dogs howl.
Sonny never met a stranger, and he made it his mission to talk to everyone. He lived life to the fullest and left his friends and family with many memorable stories and tales.
A.D. is survived by son, Kenneth Richardson and wife, Charlotte of Mexia, Texas; daughters, Kathy Rayburn and husband, Robert of Robinson, Texas; Kala Richardson of Johnson City, Texas, and Kandi Trantham of Waco, Texas. His thirteen grandchildren are John Glud, Lauren Glud, Micheal Scott, Kendra Richardson, Kenneth Richarson, Jr., Brandon Byrd, Daniel Trantham, Sarah Portillo, Brooke Smith, Matthew McSpadden, Bryan Myers, Kyle Chasteen, and Courtney Chasteen. He also had thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. His remaining siblings include sisters Gloria Murphy and husband, Don of Wortham, Texas, and Carolyn Dunn of Wortham, Texas; brother, Danny Richardson and wife Jane of Streetman, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
A special thank you to Rosie Valdez who provided loving care for A.D. and LaJuan for five years, and to Texas Home Health Hospice for their support and end-oflife care.