Funeral services for Richard J. Montgomery, 71, of Montgomery will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. with Rev. Dowen Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery’s Chapel in the Park Mausoleum. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Mr. Montgomery was born on May 5, 1935 in Pampa, Texas and passed away on December 3, 2006 in Conroe, Texas from pneumonia. Dick grew up in Miami, Texas where his father, S. J. Montgomery, was the only doctor and practiced there for over 50 years. He graduated from school there and went on to the University of Texas at El Paso. He worked over 25 years for AT&T, and retired from Lucent in 1999. He traveled to China several times for AT&T and all over the States representing them; he loved his work and loved to travel. He was a member of the Miami Masonic Lodge, and worked many years with the Masonic Lodge in Dallas. He was a volunteer at the Conroe Regional Medical Center for about 5 years. He worked in his church and loved the Morning Breakfasts he helped to prepare each month. He also loved his home and loved working around the house and yard to make it look pretty. He was a good neighbor.
Above all he loved his two sisters dearly and his son, there was not anything he wouldn’t do for him and his family. He was a good husband, loving father, and a great grandfather. He always found time to play games on the computer with CeeCee and he never tired of reading to Priscilla. We used to take CeeCee on trips with us and he liked to show her the beautiful states we would travel in and tell her about things that had happened in the different ones. When I would get Little P ready to go home in the afternoons, he would tell her she look “pretty”.
Dick’s father and mother, S. J. and Lucile Spease Montgomery, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Richard Daryl Montgomery and wife Amy; granddaughters, CeeCee and Priscilla; sisters, Myrna Cheek and husband Claude of Denton and Sara Judkins and husband Ben of Bay City; niece, Christy Ballard and family of Denton. Other special people in his life were Terry and Kathy Newman and sons, Corey, Clint and Brandon, and Larry Newman and wife Charity.