Ovey J. “Ovie” Richard

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Ovey J. “Ovie” Richard, 87, who died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Deacon Rodless Leleux will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to service time. Burial will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.

Mr. “Ovie” spent many years as an Estimator with Central Lumber Company and when he retired was working with Doug Ashy Lumber Company in Rayne.

He is survived by one son, Ray Allen Richard of Crowley; one granddaughter, Marlene Rene R. Duran of Odessa, TX; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Duran and Elizabeth Duran; one sister, Merdie R. Abshire of Crowley; special friend and companion, Mildred Vincent; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtis Trahan Richard; her parents, Arthe and Desiree Landry Richard; two sisters, Adula R. Smith and Myrta R. LeBoeuf; two brothers, Adris and Oday Richard.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association of Louisiana, and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N Ave F, Crowley, LA 70526, 337-783-3313.

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