Joseph Herville “Uncle Joe” Richard

Joseph Herville “Uncle Joe” Richard

Funeral Services for Joseph Herville “Uncle Joe” Richard, 69, of Crowley will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home Chapel, Crowley. Father Clint Trahan will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Crowley.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M., with a rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M., in Duhon Funeral Home, Crowley. Visitation will continue on Monday from 8:00 A.M. until service time in the funeral home.

Mr. Richard went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:50 A.M. in a Crowley hospital.

A longtime resident of the Crowley area, Mr. Richard was born September 4, 1944. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Lyons Point. Mr. Richard, known as Uncle Joe to all who knew him, was owner and operator of Uncle Joe’s Seafood for many years. He enjoyed camping, and had a passion for fishing. Uncle Joe loved to talk, and anyone visiting him could count on a long conversation.

Mr. Richard’s greatest joy in life was caring for and being with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-frandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Yolande Seaux Richard of Crowley; children, Susan Richard of Crowley, Vanessa Domingue and husband, Danny of Kaplan, Christine Uriegas and husband, Max of Crowley, John A. Richard and wife, Celeste of Crowley, Wayne A. Richard and wife, Geneva of Estherwood, and Kassandra Morgan and husband, Thomas, Sr. of Lyons Point; sister, Ruby Leblanc of Lafayette; grandchildren, Daniel Domingue and wife, Christina of Lake Charles, Nicole Hargrave and husband, Colby of Kaplan, Ryan Domingue of Kaplan, Ryan Domingue of Kaplan, Cally U. Morgan and husband, Jonathon of Crowley, Marlene Uriegas of Crowley, Jalyn Richard of Crowley, John P. Richard of Crowley, Jordan Richard of Crowley, Wayne A. “T-Wayne” Richard, II of Estherwood, Wade A. Richard of Estherwood, Thomas J. “T.J.” Morgan, Jr. of Lyons Point, and Emma Rose “Mimi” Morgan of Lyons Point; and great-grandchildren, Eian Dowden of Lake Charles, Nolan Domingue of Lake Charles, Aaron Smith of Kaplan, Kennedi Hargrave of Kaplan, Mason J. Richard of Crowley, and Kathryn Domingue and Evelyn Richard, who are both on the way. 

Preceding Mr. Richard in death were his parents, Louis and Birdie Guidry Richard; brothers, John Sonnier, Paul Sonnier, and A.J. Sonnier; and sister, Olivia Comeaux.

Serving as pallbearers are Wayne Richard, Wayne Richard, II, Daniel Domingue, Ryan Domingue, John P. Richard, Jordan Richard, Thomas Morgan, Sr., and Max Uriegas; named as honorary pallbearers are Jonathon Morgan and John A. Richard.

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

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