Griffin Family Funeral Chapel
Richard Leonard Jamison Sr., 74, of Simi Valley passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 19, 2017.
Richard was born June 1, 1943 in Sabetha, Kansas. He spent his childhood in Hiawatha Kansas and his teenage years in Colorado Springs. He attended the University of Colorado where he met Ellen Smith. They married in 1964, and moved to San Francisco, where Richard began his theatrical career. In 1965, they returned to Colorado, started a family, and he continued to pursue his acting career. Over the next several decades, Richard appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, and films, but his best roles were as a loving father to his four children and devoted husband to his wife Ellen.
Richard is survived by his wife, Ellen, their four children, Jessica, Jamey, Jennifer, and Rachel, 10 grandchildren, sister Mary, brothers Tim and John. He is preceded in death by his father, Jamey Jamison, his mother, Dotty Hill, and his brother, Tom Jamison.
Visitation and Rosary will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2107 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 24244 Newhall Ave., Santa Clarita 91321. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. the same day, also at Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen Ave., Chatsworth 91311.
JAMISON, Richard (Richard Leonard Jamison)
Born: 6/1/1943, Sabetha, Kansas, U.S.A.
Died: 3/19/2017, Simi Valley, California, U.S.A
Richard Jamison’s westerns – director, set decorator actor:
The Duchess and the Dirt Water Fox – 1976 (waiter)
The Chislolms (TV) – 1979 (Captain Kelsey)
The Sacketts – 1979 (miner)
Windwalker – 1979 [set decorator]
Buckaroo Bard (TV) – 1988 [director]