Owner, Funeral Director, Embalmer, Licensed 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 Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Mortuary Science from William Penn College in
Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1996. He then went on to obtain his Associate's 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 15 years, and has a son,
Bennett. Troy is an active member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Arizona Funeral Cemetery and Cremation Association, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, the Tempe South Rotary Club, and the Better Business Bureau.