A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Earl James Richard, 81, who died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his residence in Crowley surrounded by his family.
Fr. Jason Vidrine, Pastor of immaculate Heart of Mary will celebrate the mass and the committal service at Suire Cemetery in Forked Island, LA. The visitation may be observed on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife Jane Suire Richard of Crowley; his daughter Becky R. Trahan of Crowley; 2 sons, Darren Richard (Lisa) and Duane Richard (Marsha) all of Crowley; 3 sisters, Georgie Beckert (Brad) of Florida, Lou Anna DaRosa (Robert) of Arkansas and Mona Marie Whitworth (Kevin) of Alabama; 5 brothers, Joseph Richard, Jr. (Maria) of Oklahoma, Wayne Richard (Brenda) of Arkansas, T.J. Richard (Glenda) of Eunice, Maxie Richard (Donnie) of Crowley and Richard Richard (Irene) of Crowley; 11 grandchildren, Jenny, Chad, Benjamin, Megan, Brian, Jessica, Chelsea, Gabrielle, Travis, Jenna and Brendan; 26 great grandchildren, Shayla, Harley, Olivia, William, Ethan, Nathan, Isabella, Jasmine, Lucius, Elijah, Melody, Kara, Clint, Rylan, Yvonnie, Taylonie, Wade, Bailey, Ava, Mela, Lennon, Kayden, Braison, Landon, Makayla, Alayah, Abel and Jaxston and 4 Godchildren, Becky Suire, Pam Richard, Glen Beckert, Debbie Dean and Anna Richard.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lillia Suire Richard; his son Patrick Richard; 2 brothers, Donald Richard and Harold “Bud” Richard and a son-in-law Wade Trahan.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to Mr. Richard’s family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley, (337) 783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements.