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Richard Vincent (Dick) Hartnett

May 4, 1921 - November 20, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial:  10 a.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018, The Chapel of Good Shepherd Catholic Community.

Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery.

Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to Catholic Charities, 249 Thornhill Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76115 ( or The Building Fund of Good Shepherd Catholic Community, 1000 Tinker Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034 (

“And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings…And hold you in the palm of His Hand.”

Richard Vincent “Dick” Hartnett, a loving husband, father, and grandfather passed from this world on November 20, 2018.

Richard Vincent was born on May 4, 1921 in Kansas City, MO, the youngest of five sons born to John Joseph and Margaret Ellen Driscoll Hartnett.  He attended LaSalle Catholic High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was chosen as an officer candidate and was sent to Washburn  University.  Later when he was asked about his service , he proclaimed that he proudly served on the U.S.S. Washburn.

It was in Kansas City that he met his wife, Catherine Stephenson, and they married on September 14, 1946.   He transitioned from Ford Motor Co. in Kansas City to Convair, later General Dynamics, in Fort Worth in 1956.  At the end of his career in 1976, he retired as Chief Manager of Contracts and Logistics.  Richard continued to stay active as an investor in various enterprises.

Dick and Catherine moved to Colleyville in 1991.  They were founding members of the Good Shepherd Catholic Community where he was active in the planning and development of the church.  Dick was an avid golfer and outdoorsman.  He was loved by his many friends and was especially proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Catherine, their son, Stephen, and his four brothers, John, Driscoll, Bernard and Jim, and is survived by son, Dick Hartnett and wife, Glenna; daughter, Patricia Hartnett Brown and husband, Scott; daughter-in-law, Sandy Hartnett; grandchildren, Erin Hartnett Lewis and husband, Adrian, John Hartnett and wife, Christine, Andrew Brown, Catherine Brown Davenport and husband, Todd, Dionne Hartnett and Taylor Hartnett; great grandchildren, Austen and Ethan Lewis, Rosemary Hartnett and Brooks Davenport.