Byron Paul Richmond

Byron Paul Richmond


Byron Paul Richmond, a beloved member of the Edmond, Oklahoma community, passed away tragically on August 27th in a heartbreaking accident in Kay County, Oklahoma. Born on March 6th, 1979, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Byron was 44 years old at the time of his passing. He leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and compassion.

Byron’s journey was marked by his unwavering faith and dedication to his family. He joined in holy matrimony with his childhood family friend Crystal on June 24th, 2017, and their bond was a testament to enduring love. Their home in Edmond, Oklahoma was a hub of love and warmth.

A graduate of Edmond Memorial in 1997, Byron’s thirst for knowledge led him to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Oklahoma. His professional journey flourished at the university, where he spent a decade in the IT department before transitioning to a role as a customer success engineer in cyber security for IBoss.

Byron’s heart overflowed with devotion for his family and friends. He was a dedicated stepfather to Rob and Holden, showering them with love and attending all their sporting events. Byron had an adventurous spirit and found joy in activities such as camping, snow skiing, golfing, attending live music events and also Crossings Church. An avid supporter of Oklahoma State University, he cheered passionately for his team.

His kindness, charm, and helpful nature were his trademarks. He had an innate ability to connect with anyone he met, always eager to make things right and spread positivity. Byron’s strong faith was a guiding light in his life, and his love for his family and friends knew no bounds.

Byron is survived by his beloved wife Crystal Richmond, his cherished stepsons Rob and Holden Manchester, and his adored dogs Marley and Maisel. He is also survived by his mother Pam Fraim, father Steve Richmond and stepmother Christi Richmond, in-laws Boyd and Lee Ann Poole, siblings Ashlee Thompson and her husband Paul, Chad Richmond and his wife Maryam, Caleb Baldwin and his wife Kelsey, step-siblings Josh Webb and his wife Andrea, Ashley Austin and her husband Barret, sister-in-law Heather Cooper and her husband Brandon, nieces and nephews Draden Thompson, Brooklyn Thompson, Brynnlee Thompson, Briar Baldwin, River Webb, Ellie Austin, Ruby Cooper, Josie Cooper, Duke Cooper and numerous extended family members and friends that were considered family. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 1st at Matthews Funeral Home with family present to greet friends.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Crossings Community Church Edmond – Covell location, with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation to Crystal and her boys through a GoFundMe campaign, which can be found by clicking here. Byron Paul Richmond’s memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love him.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service please follow this link: .

12 thoughts on “Byron Paul Richmond”

  1. Vickie Carson

    May God hold your hand and guide you through this difficult and painful time.
    Love and Prayers,
    Mark and Vickie Carson

  2. Randi Simkovich

    My heartfelt sympathy Pam. Byron sounds like he was an exceptional person, friend and son. 🙏🙏

  3. Dear ALL Family, My Heart also is devastated that I have lost my very Special
    Cousin! He always sent Hellos to me by his Dad-Steve which I will miss. Sometimes
    Little things mean the Most to a Senior Lady! My Sympathy to his wife, his mom-Pam, Dad Steve, Christi, Ashlee and Chad an All the rest of his Family. Thanks to everyone for All the Tributes and pictures. Cousin Diane

  4. Larry Miller

    Pam, Crystal, Rob and Holden; I’m so sorry for your loss. There are so many people thinking of you and are here to help. Stay strong.

  5. Jennifer Goldman

    Praying for peace and comfort to the family. Our hearts are broken with you. Byron was a well respected coworker and servant leader at UCO. He treated everyone with genuine respect and could bring people together to develop creative solutions to problems. He lit up any room he entered, could carry any conversation and built positive working relationships. Sincerest condolences to the family and hugs to all.

  6. Seth Scherm

    Byron was awesome all-around guy as everyone I see is sharing their best memories of him. Just awful. I feel for your entire family. Prayers for peace for everyone and memory eternal for Byron ✨. He left a fantastic legacy and memories. God bless Byron and his entire family.

  7. I had the opportunity to work with Byron for 10 years at UCO. He was a such a positive cheerful person and even in time of distress. His work ethic was contiguous. May our Lord bless his family during this difficult Time.

  8. Margaret Hayes

    So sorry to hear of Byrons sudden death. We are old friends with such great memories of him in his childhood. we were friends of Pam, Steve, the Pooles, and all the kids. We had many great times with the all of you. Please know we are praying for comfort and peace as you go through time without him. We
    Know God will be with you and help bring wonderful memories back to put smiles on your face. Special prayers for Crystal and the boys.
    Margaret Hayes & Erica Hayes Atyia

  9. Sanna Lilburn

    My prayers are with you and all of Byron’s loved ones. May you find comfort and peace that passes understanding as you travel this journey of grief!

  10. Billy Elliott

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Richmond family. I had the pleasure of working with Byron every day and seeing that beautiful smile. Byron was and incredible member of our networking team, and I have never worked in and environment that comes close to what I experienced for almost a decade. I still remember April 25, 2015 as Byron and our team wanted to make sure I had a wonderful 50th birthday. Bryon, Chris Cone, and Jason Cole setup a camping evening at Lake Arcadia to make sure the moment was special for me. It truly was and unforgettable birthday, and we still had to do maintenance at 5am the next morning. Byron setup a hotspot and the team still completed all of our maintenance activities while making sure I had a wonderful birthday. Love You Man!

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