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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Troy Richardson

Troy Richardson

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer & Insurance Agent

Troy began his funeral service career in 1988 at his home-town 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 16 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.

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Tim Adkins

Tim Adkins

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

With over twenty years of experience in the funeral industry, Tim is a seasoned funeral professional. His desire is to help grieving families and loved ones as they go through their time of need, during what is one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. Tim constantly seeks to innovate with embalming techniques, and has invented, developed and produced various products and chemicals to that end. His ultimate goal is to provide a needed service and to be a consummate professional in all aspects of the business. Tim is licensed in the State of Arizona as  Funeral Director and Embalmer.

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Samantha  Fellows

Samantha Fellows

Office Manager

Samantha is originally from Southern California, where she began her career in customer service with her first job at Disneyland. Samantha thrives in client care and organization, and has expanded her knowledge and skills over the years. She has worked in different fields including; golf communities, school yearbook and photography, home realty and the funeral service industry. Samantha has over 25 years experience in customer service and office management. She believes in going above and beyond, and always provides exceptional service with understanding, care and compassion.

Samantha enjoys yoga, meditation, gardening, home improvement, and spending time with her best friend, her mother. Samantha is married, and has one daughter and two sons.

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