Richard Michael Haynes, 51, a resident of Houston, TX, passed away April 25, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Richie was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on May 24, 1971. Developing a love of music at a young age, he was a proud member of the Cy-Fair High School Marching Band, the Southern Nazarene University Jazz Band and the Houston Symphonic Band. Receiving his bachelor’s degree from Southern Nazarene University, Richie achieved his master’s degree at UHCL. A music educator and band director for 20 years in Pasadena ISD, his passion was sharing his love of music in the classroom. In 2020, Richie received the Shining Star Distinguished Educator award, showing the lasting impact he had on his students. He was an avid collector of guitars, an amateur scholar of the Bible and its translations and visited 49 of the 50 states.
Richie is survived by his parents, David and Sharon Haynes; sisters, Jennifer Haynes, Cynthia Stanaland, her husband Josh, their children Drew, Ella, and Jenna; his uncle and aunt, Dan and Dawn Haynes.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church- Hankamer Chapel 6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057. Dr. Gary Moore to officiate.
Richie was an alumnus of Southern Nazarene University if you wish to donate in his memory please consider giving to the SNU Fund https://www.snu.edu/give/