Richter was born to Glyndale and Carlos Richter in Laredo Sept. 17, 1925. He married Peggy “Sue” Nov. 5, 1994.
Richter attended Texas A&M University before joining the Army Air Corps, where he became a staff sergeant. Upon returning from the war, he married Patsy Rutherford. They had four children. Since Richter was in the drilling business, the family settled in Abilene.
Growing up in South Texas, he and his brother hunted on the Callahan Ranch often. While in Abilene, Richter was a Boy Scout leader. He later moved to McCulloch County, where he ranched and farmed for many years. He was the founder of Helping Hands Charities, which aided the less fortunate. Richter was an avid pilot, hunter and fisherman. One of his loves was teaching his grandsons to fish, hunt and clean deer.
Richter is preceded in death by his parents, Glyndale Alsbrook Richter and Carlos August Richter; the mother of his children, Patsy Carothers; a son-in-law, Thomas Norman Kearns; his brother, Buddy Richter; and his sister, Dottie Wheat.
Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Patricia Richter Kearns of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Elizabeth Richter Griffin of Lake McQueeney; Mary Susan Richter of Houston; Carlos Alsbrook (Erin) Richter Jr. of Kerrville; four grandchildren, Stuart Pierce Griffin of Crested Butte, Colo. and Hayden Carlos Richter, Harrison Alsbrook Richter and Hunter Leigh Richter, all of Kerrville; and his cousin, Julia Richter Jones of Laredo.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Helping Hands Charities, 906 East 11th St., Brady, TX 76825 or the charity of their choosing.
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