Willie Richard, Jr.

Willie Richard, Jr., 68, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012, in Rayne.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Peppe Richard and husband, Kenneth Romero, and Connie Romero and husband, Otis; three sons, Willie Richard, III and wife, Marty Gary, Brian Richard and wife, Dawn and Arthur Richard and wife, Anita Allen; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; two sisters, Annabelle Jagneaux and husband, Harry, and Verna Mae Bernard and husband, D. B. Bernard; four godchildren, Ronald Cormier, Dup Cormier, Mitchell Cormier and Johnny Doucet.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Richard; his parents, Willie Richard, Sr. and Azelie Richard; three sisters, Shirley Theal, Dorothy Cormier and Mary Lou Meaux; and one godchild, Mike Cormier.

He was born Thursday, March 11, 1943, in Church Point, son of the late Willie Richard, Sr. and the late Azelie Meche.

Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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