ARLINGTON -- Richard Paul Riney, 63, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Arlington. Visitation: Thursday 6-8 p.m., vigil at 7 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, Arlington. Interment: Emerald Hills, Kennedale. Richard was born June 20, 1951 to Mary and Odis Riney. He was the younger brother of Robert (Bob) and Evelyn. On August 25, 1973 he married the love of his life, Cynthia (Sandy), and together they raised three children, Matthew, Chelsea, and Joshua. Richard taught his children about music, art, hunting, and most precious of all, love. Richard always enjoyed music and in his youth was the guitarist for the band Little Joe and the Gentlemen. He had a keen eye for the beauty in the world. He loved hunting and especially loved sharing time with family and friends. He was loved dearly by his extended family including his mother and father-law, Elizabeth and Milton (dec.), and his sisters-in-law, Carol and Denise, and brother-in-law, Mark. He shared special times with each of his nieces - Amy, Donna, and Ashleigh. He was blessed to see all three of his children marry and start families of their own. He welcomed his son-in-law, Patrick, and daughters-in-law, Jennifer and Melody. Richard was overjoyed with the arrival of each grandchild – Jacob, Jaxon, Rick, and Michael. Richard had a successful career as a photo retoucher and imager. He attributed his work ethic to his former bosses and customers. He shared that strive for perfection proudly with his children. While an artist by trade, he always wanted to make a difference in the world. Little did he know that his journey with Alzheimer's disease would allow him to open the doors for others battling this disease. He participated in every study he could and encouraged everyone to help find a cure. The family encourages you to donate to the Alzheimer's Association and help find a cure. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Dear Sandy, Josh and Melody and baby Michael,

    We are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. You are all very special to us and everyone around you that you have touched. May you find comfort through all of this.

    Love, Tom and Pearl Armstrong

  2. Dear Sandy, Josh, Melody and Michael: Richard has now received the most precious gift of peace from our Lord! May Richard’s love for you and the consoling grace from the Father bring you comfort during this difficult time of grieving. God Bless you all, Bill and Melody

  3. Chelsea—Your Venture HS family misses you. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Chelsea, I am sorry to here about the passing of your Father. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  5. Chelsea & family, My dad passed away from Alzheimer’s, too, and I believe it to be one of the most insidious of diseases families endure. Always cherish the memories of your dad’s good times and his funny times, and let the hard times fade away with time. May our Lord & Savior hold you gently & securely giving you peace and strength to face the days ahead. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Chels my deepest sympathy goes out to you for I’m walking the same darkness this year and know your pain all too well. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  7. Chelsea and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  8. Matt and Jennifer, Very sorry to hear about your dad. Burying a parent is so very hard. He will always be with you. May the light perpetually shine upon him.

  9. Melody, Josh, and Michael – my sincere condolences for your loss. Your family is here to support you during this difficult time, even those of us who are out of state.

  10. Sandy and family,
    Praying that the Lord’s arms around you will provide you with comfort at this time. You are all in my daily prayers.

  11. I am saddened to hear of your loss. Richard was a good and reliable person. He was a very talented photo retoucher that served the artists in the Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Global Graphics Department for many years.

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