Marty Richter spent his life giving back to the community through many charitable endeavors. He was a tireless volunteer for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo where he served on the board of directors and executive committee. Marty was instrumental in starting the Stock Show’s Calf Scramble, which his son, Martin, now co-chairs. He was very proud that his children followed in his footsteps with their involvement with the Stock Show.
Marty volunteered and served as President of the Windy Ryon Memorial Roping for more than 30 years, raising funds for 4-H and FFA scholarships and supporting youth endeavors in agriculture.
Marty was born in Fort Worth and was a cowboy and a horseman from the beginning. As a child, he spent his summers with his uncle S.L. , starting racehorses. Later he worked as an order buyer at cattle auctions across Texas.
Marty’s passion was always rodeo. He was a bareback bronc rider in the PRCA, earning a Gold Card membership. He also worked for Billy Minick and his rodeo stock-contracting company. .
In 1978, Marty quit rodeoing and married Mary Martha Edwards and he was the proud father of three children: two daughters: Mary Margaret and Meredith and a son, Martin – instilling in them a passion for life, especially ranching and western heritage. Marty spent years coaching his daughters’ softball teams and decades mentoring his children and other youth in the rodeo arena. He possessed a strong desire for all kids to be successful and made everyone he encountered feel special.