One of Texas A&M University's most honored alums has passed away.
Bernard C. Richardson, 87, died Sunday night at his weekend home in Washington County.
Friends say Richardson's health had been deteriorating and he had chosen to spend his final days at his Washington County home.
Richardson and his wife, Jean, were among Texas A&M's biggest supporters, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars through scholarships and gifts. One of his largest contributions was The Zone at Kyle Field, which bears his name.
Richardson is a recipient of Texas A&M's Distinguished Alumnus Award and has been inducted into both the Corps and Athletic Halls of Honor. The 1941 graduate served heroically in World War II before building a long career in the automobile business.