Aubrey Richardson

Aubrey Lewis Richardson Jr.

Wednesday, June 26th, 1935 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Aubrey Lewis Richardson, Jr. was born in Ruston, Louisiana. He grew up in Louisiana, Texas, and in the state of Washington, claimed that he attended about 13 schools before graduating from high school.

He was fortunate to graduate from two universities and a Baptist Seminary, earning BS, MS, BSM and Bible (BS) degrees. Aeronautical Engineering was his chief vocation and focus in the technical field, being assigned twice overseas. For Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, he served 7 years in Israel and over 3 ½ years in Taiwan as Field Engineering Representative for the F-16 Co-Production Support Programs.

For several years he also functioned in various churches as Music (and Youth) Director as well as singing in several gospel quartets.

While stationed in Israel, Aubrey encouraged Tel Aviv Universities’ Dept. of Geophysics to explore and map the Dead Sea Scrolls caves’ plateau and area near the Dead Sea using both Seismic Reflective/Refraction and Ground Penetrating Radar technologies. As a result of the published report of that project, the Department of Antiquities in Israel met to determine if action was warranted to grant permits in order to open new excavation on the Qumran Plateau. Soon after that meeting, Qumran National Park was reopened for archaeological excavation after over 40 years of closure to permits. Numerous important articles, including tools, vases, and a Hasmoneon Ceramic Vessel, were uncovered during a series of archeological excavations beginning in 1996. Aubrey is a published author, reflecting his studies of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

His book, Voices In The Wilderness-They Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls – was published in 1999.

Aubrey was a loving father, brother, husband and grand-father,

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Richardson of Bedford; sons, Aubrey Layne Richardson and wife Jada of Mansfield, Keith Holt and wife Beverly of North Richland Hills and Chuck Holt and wife Diane of Arkansas; brothers Don Richardson of Haltom City and Monte Richardson and wife Sandra of Arlington; sister Carolyn Stanley of Houston, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey L. and Mary Lou Richardson; wife, Cynthia Richardson; sister, Mary Beth Osgood; brother-in-law, James Osgood and sister-in-law, Betty Richardson.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Blum Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Blum Cemetery
    Hill County, TX
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  • Interment

    Blum Cemetery
    Hill County, TX
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Diana Billman Morrison

Posted at 02:12pm
So sorry to hear this news. He was a Godly man and an amazing worship leader. We have fond memories of him from our time in the choir at Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington, TX. Aubrey Layne, it was so good to visit with you several years ago at our chance meeting at a trade show. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you!
Roy and Diana Morrison
Frost, TX

Dawson Masters

Posted at 07:18am
You are in my thoughts.
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Cindy Gilbert Hoover

Posted at 11:01pm
I remember singing in choir with Aubry directing. He would say, "Someone is flat. Ask your self, Lord is it I?" A good man.
Mike Hoover

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