David Joseph “Pop” Richard

Rayne—Funeral services for Mr. David Joseph “Pop” Richard, 70, of Rayne will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home Chapel, Rayne. Deacon Dan Besse will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home, Crowley, with a rosary being recited at 6:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Sunday from 8:00 A.M. until service time in the funeral home.

Mr. Richard passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 5:55 A.M. in a Crowley hospital.

A longtime resident of Rayne, Mr. Richard was retired from Frank’s Casing Crew after many years of service. He was a Jack-of-all-trades who was equally proficient in carpentry, welding, and mechanics, and he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He was a very friendly man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing and catching shrimp, and he enjoyed drinking a couple of beers in the afternoon when all his work was done. His greatest joy in life was spending time with and caring for his family, especially his grandchildren, who lovingly called him “Paw”.

Survivors include his wife, Earline Richard of Rayne; daughters, Shonna Thibodeaux and husband, Benny of Rayne, and Rachelle Arceneaux and husband, Barry of Rayne; sons, David J. “Big Tee” Richard, Jr. of Port Barre, Edward J. Richard, Sr. of Rayne; and Christopher J. Richard and wife, Janet of Rayne; sisters, Ruby, Laura, Judy, Earline, and Barbara; brothers, John, Ricky, and Watson; grandchildren, Meaghan, Corey, David III, Edward Jr., Mitch, Amber, Evan, Hannah, Max, and Alex; and great-grandchildren, Kaylin and Daylan. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding Mr. Richard in death were his wife, Theresia Menard Richard; sister, Beverly; brother, Bradley; parents, Bennet and Emma Stutes Richard; and step-son, Kevin Roy.

Serving as pallbearers are David “Big Tee” Richard, Jr., Edward Richard, Sr., Christopher Richard, Corey Richard, Mitch Richard, and Evan Richard.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.duhonfuneralhome.com

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne has been entrusted with arrangements.

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