Karl Richardson

12/20/1962 - 09/05/2020


The family of Karl Richardson will celebrate his life of 57 years at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. He passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service and visitation. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Karl Richardson was born on December 20, 1962, to Kent and Nina Richardson in El Paso, Texas. Karl married Marlene Runnels on August 19, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas. Krazy Karl, as most of you know him as, had a passion for pretty much anything with a motor in it. From street bikes and dirt bikes to four-wheelers to the bicycle, he put a motor on just to ride around the neighborhood. He also enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Lubbock Trail Riders. Karl was always fixing something around the house and constantly had projects going. He definitely was not one to sit still for very long, unless he had a beer in his hand. He never found anything that couldn’t be fixed or put back together with a zip tie. Karl taught himself how to play the guitar, and Marlene recently discovered that he was working on his singing career as well. He had a knack for making people laugh. His presence was always felt when he was in the room. When he smiled, his eyes smiled too. When Marlene first met Karl, she thought to herself, “eh..he will be fun for a couple of weeks”. Little did she know that she was about to embark on a life full of adventure, excitement, challenges, laughter, tears, and joy for the next 17 years. In 2014, Karl and Marlene would take what they called the trip of the lifetime. They rode their Harley’s to Canada and around Lake Superior and back. It was a perfect 13 day, 4,000-mile trip. Karl lived life to the fullest. He left his mark in this world and left this earth doing what he loved. He loved with all of his might and every ounce of his being. His family was everything to him. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. RIP Karl with a K.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Richardson; three sons, Tyler (Lindsey) Richardson, Zachary (Claudya) Richardson, Ransom Runnels; daughter, Shea (Manuel Valdez) Rice; his father, Kent Richardson; five grandchildren, Kade, Braden, Kensley, Jocelyn, Anya; brother, Wendell (Kay) Richardson; sister, Tammie Garcia; nieces and nephews, numerous; four nephews, Colby (Kara) Richardson, Dustin Richardson, Jordan (Amanda) Garcia, Tanner (Aspen) Garcia; his Boston Terrier, Dude, and special friends, Michael, and Karla Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Mae Richardson.


Celebration of Life

Life Tribute

Memorial Service

Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm



19 Comments on “Karl Richardson”

  1. Dear Marlene, Tyler, Zach, Ransom, Shay and families, I am so very sad and so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. He was a good man and always so kind to my family and me, always shared that welcoming smile of his with us.
    Each of you stay in my thoughts and prayers for God’s comfort, strength and peace.
    God bless each one of you.
    Love, hugs and prayers,
    Billie McMinn

  2. My prayers and thoughts are each one of you. We lost a great Lind, funny man. Carl who am I going to argue with….you definitely will be missed. I’m just lost for words. My family has awesome memories of you and all us being together. I know you are flying high on that bike doing those wheelies. We love you and your family so much. Will keep tabs on the and help in any way we can. Until we meet again , love you guy.

  3. Prayers and thoughts for your Family. I’ve worked with Karl for too many years to count. He was a good man. He will be missed.

  4. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Karl will be missed by many.

    David and Pam Ussry

  5. Marlene and family. Sending you our HUGS & PRAYERS. May God give you all the strength you need at this time. I remember you introducting him as “Karl w K and to not forget it!”. May you have peace from all your friends and family.

  6. Karl with a “K”. I knew Karl and worked with him he always had a smile on his face and never knew a bad day. He will be missed. Karl with a “K”.

  7. So sorry for your loss. We shared so many memories over the years Karl will be missed

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Karl’s loved ones, Marlene. May happy memories bring you peace and comfort soon, and may he be with you always.

  9. Marlene and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am deeply sorry and sad to hear of Karl’s passing. He will be missed but not forgotten.
    Sincere Condolences,

  10. Karl will be missed and remembered. Rest In Peace my friend.
    Frank from work.

  11. Marlene, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort, peace and strength during this time.
    Sincere Condolences,

  12. Karl always had a smile, a hi and a hug whenever I ran into you both. I know he was your sidekick and you both made each other laugh. He will truly be missed. Marlene, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. May you always remember that we don’t know God’s plan for our lives, but must trust in Him. Hugs to you all.

  13. Thoughts and prayers with your family

    love and sympathy from

    Jo Nell Montgomery and family

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Marlene. We will miss our conversations with Carl during our evening walks. Praying God’s healing for you.
    Kelly and Milt Brownfield

  15. Karl always made me smile. When I first moved to Texas Colby told me he was anxious for me to meet his uncle Karl. When we did meet, it was as if Karl and I all ready knew each other. He was always quick to smile and grab my hand or shoulder. As a fellow LTR member Karl and I had similar interests and passion’s. He will always be doing a Wheelie in my memory, he really liked to carry the front wheel like me. I looked forward to seeing him and Marlene every chance I could. Marlene and the rest of the Richardson’s can be proud of the man Karl was. Alisa and I will miss him. He is riding Wheelies with God.

  16. Dear Marlene and Family-

    I’m so sorry Karl has passed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Karl was one of a kind and could always keep everyone laughing. Our family was blessed to know him and we have many great memories to cherish because of him! Fly high Karl!

  17. I pray for comfort for you Marlene and your loved ones. This new chapter will be difficult for you all, know that you have friends that you can lean on.
    Big Hugs, Jamie

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