Richard Joseph “Springy” Suire

Richard Joseph “Springy” Suire

A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Joseph “Springy” Suire, 73, of Crowley will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home, with a rosary being recited at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. in the funeral home.

Mr. Suire passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1:45 A.M. in a Lafayette hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Crowley, Mr. Suire was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, and a high school football stand-out at St. Michael High School. Mr. Suire was a retired truck driver who loved cross-country trips. He enjoyed gardening, watching football, and cooking but his greatest joy was spending time with and caring for his family.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Schexnayder Suire of Crowley; sons, Richard “Chip” Suire and wife, Sara of Deridder, Todd Suire and wife, Ruth of Deridder, and Jeremy “Jay” Suire and wife, Laurie of Crowley; daughters, Connie Meche and husband, David of Crowley, and Trisha Perry and husband, Conrad of Crowley; sisters, Joy Lee Trahan and husband, Sonny of Leroy, Mary Gilbert and husband, Johnny of Lafayette, Sandra Hanks and husband, John Wayne of Crowley, and Kathy Kuffler and husband, Robert of Estherwood; brothers, Wilson Suire of Lafayette, Anthony “Tony” Suire, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Crowley, Daniel Suire and wife, Ann of Baton Rouge, and Larry Suire and wife Jessica of Baton Rouge; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Mr. Suire in death were his parents, Anthony Suire , Sr. and Rita Dore Suire; and sister, Dorothy “Dot” Suire.

Condolences may be expressed online at

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

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