Richard Lemley - Leader News: Obituaries

Richard Lemley

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017 12:32 pm

Richard Lemley died peacefully on Nov. 3, 2017, in Richmond at the age of 81. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Huntsville. Richard graduated from Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi, served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and earned his engineering degree from Texas College of Arts & Industries in Kingsville becoming a registered professional engineer specializing in structural engineering. After working with a post-tensioning company, he started his own post-tensioning manufacturing company and continued as a consulting engineer before retiring in 2008. Ever the entrepreneur, he also developed a partnership to design and build houses in Dallas.

Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia Rioux Lemley; brother, George Lemley and wife Martha; niece, Laura Jean Stroud and husband James; nephew, Douglas Lemley; sister-in-law, Virgie Rioux Johnson and husband James; brother-in-law, Bill Rioux and wife Janie; brother-in-law, Tom Rioux and wife Anne and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Laura Lee Lemley and nephew, John Lemley.