Roy “Martin” Richards

Roy “Martin” RichardsRoy “Martin” Richards, 73, of Denton, a business computer information systems professor from 1982 to 2000, died Feb. 13. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in systems analysis and design at Georgia State University, and he earned his doctorate in business from the University of Georgia. He was on the faculty at the University of Montana and served as an insurance risk management consultant before coming to UNT. He then built the information technology department at Belmont University. He had received training from the police academy at UNT before moving to Tennessee, and he worked in law enforcement after retiring from teaching in 2003. He served as an officer for the city of Fairview and as a deputy in Williamson County before he and his wife, Ginny Tarpenning Richards, whom he met at UNT, returned to Denton. He was a Master Gardener who also enjoyed playing trumpet in the Denton Community Band and directing the Denton Senior Center Chorus.

Roy “Martin” RichardsRoy “Martin” Richards, 73, of Denton, a business computer information systems professor from 1982 to 2000, died Feb. 13. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in systems analysis and design at Georgia State University, and he earned his doctorate in business from the University of Georgia. He was on the faculty at the University of Montana and served as an insurance risk management consultant before coming to UNT. He then built the information technology department at Belmont University. He had received training from the police academy at UNT before moving to Tennessee, and he worked in law enforcement after retiring from teaching in 2003. He served as an officer for the city of Fairview and as a deputy in Williamson County before he and his wife, Ginny Tarpenning Richards, whom he met at UNT, returned to Denton. He was a Master Gardener who also enjoyed playing trumpet in the Denton Community Band and directing the Denton Senior Center Chorus.