Owner/Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Insurance Agent
Troy began his funeral service career in 1988 at his hometown funeral home, Banta-Torrey Funeral Home in Alma, Nebraska. One night while in high school, he attended a career fair where he spent the evening speaking to a local funeral director. From this night on, he knew he wanted to make funeral service his career. In 1994, while in college, he worked at the Powers Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He received his degree in Pre-Mortuary Science from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1996. He then went on to obtain his degree in Funeral Service from Mid-America College in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1997. Troy became a licensed funeral director in 1998 in the State of Iowa. He relocated to Tempe, Arizona in December of 1999 and in February 2000 received his Arizona Funeral Director and Embalmer's Licenses. He also received his Insurance license in the State of Arizona in 2002.
Over the next several years Troy has worked at several funeral homes in the Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa areas until realizing a life-long dream to start his own funeral home. Richardson Funeral Home is the culmination of his 20+-year journey working with families during one of their hardest times. Troy is an avid sports fan and was a member of the William Penn College Men's Golf Team while in college. His passion for the University of Nebraska football team and the Arizona Cardinals is evident. Troy has been married to his wife, Sandra, for 17 years, and has a son, Bennett. Troy is an active member of the Tempe South Rotary Club, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Arizona Funeral Cemetery and Cremation Association, and the Better Business Bureau.