OpelousasFuneral services for Joseph Floyd Block Richard, age 59, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 in the St. Leo the Great Catholic Church followed by interment in the church cemetery in Leonville, La. Reverend Ken Domingue will officiate services.
Mr. Richard, a native and resident of Opelousas, La. died on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Acadia-St. Landry Guesthome following an extended illness.
Mr. Richard was employed by Tanner Services, Inc. of Eunice. He was a member of the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Darbonne Richard of Opelousas, La.; three daughters, Michelle Louviere, Mrs. Ronnie Leger Jessica, and Shannon Richard all of Opelousas, La.; two sons, Travis Louviere and his wife, Debbie, of Leonville, La.; Christopher Louviere and wife, Monique, of Opelouas, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Raylin Chapman Myrna of Opelousas, La. and Mrs. Gerald Guidroz Jane of Leonville, La. and one brother, Otis Richard, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Opelousas, La. He was survived by his ten grandchildren: Andre Babineaux, Tyler Louviere, Alec Louviere, Ashley Brown, Rick Hayes, Bryce Louviere, Morgan Louviere, Eric Leger, Hunter Leger and Emily Leger; his step-father, Albert Richard of Opelousas, La.; three godsons, Dale Paul Zerangue, Ernest Bubba Richard and Jared Guidroz and he was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, sisters in law, brothers-in-law, cousins and dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Stelly Richard and Otis Richard, Sr.; his brother, Dale Black Zerangue and his nephew, Chad Comeaux.
Pallbearers will be: Otis Richard, Jr., Travis Louviere, Chris Louviere, Ernest Bubba Richard, Jared Guidroz and Dale Paul Zerange. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ronnie Leger, Nathan Darbonne, Henry Junior Leger, Michael Fontenot and Andre Babineaux. Gift-Bearers will be Bridget Stephens and Paula Leger. The readers will be Monique Louviere and Ashley Brown.
Friends and family are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
Visiting hours will be observed in the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 16, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday. A rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements 337-942-2638.
To the Richard Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall all.Floyd will be missed.If yall need anything please let us know.
Michelle And Corey Head kidsOpelousas, LA
Words are never enough at a time like this. He is now resting no more pain and suffering. Block, will be missed by all who knew him but never forgotten. To his family my thoughts and prayers are with you. To Mrs. Jane be strong and remember the better days you had with him. He was a great, crazy and loving person. It is hard to let go but we know they are now in a better place.
Josh and Callie SoileauPort Barre, LA
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. FLOYD WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME AND MY FAMILY THE CURTIS SOILEAU FAMILY. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH FLOYD YEARS AGO AND HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH. WELL HE WILL BE MISSED AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL. SINCERLY BRYAN AND CINDY SOILEAU
BRYAN SOILEAUABBEVILLE, LA
My heart goes out to all that love Block. He was a good friend to my father.
Ann DAvy OrtegoOpelousas, LA
TO THE FAMILY : OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. FLOYD WILL BE SADLY MISSED. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU MAY NEED PLEASE LET US KNOW.
DARLA SOILEAUopelousas, LA
To The Richard Family,
Our prays will be with your family. Floyd was a very kind hearted man and always like to make us laugh. We loved him and will miss him very much.
Ronald, Tammy, Cory Zach Bellard
Ronald Tammy BellardOpelousas, LA
MYRNA,JANE,OTIS,DIANE AND ALL THE FAMILY OF FLOYD OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
PRISCILLA ESTILETTEPORT BARRE, LA
To all Family Members:
My Deepest Sympathy to all Ill keep you in my Prayers. Always remember: Death leaves us a Heartache no one else can heal but LOVE leaves a Memory no one can steal Now Mr. Floyd Daddy Big John Hidalgo can have their Good Times Again May he rest in PEACE. With Sympathy, Jerilyn H. Richard
Jerilyn Hidalgo RichardOpelousas, LA
To Shannon, Miss Eva and family:
Our hearts are heavy with your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Shannon, if you or any of your family members need anything, please call.
Shane, Aimee, Randy and Zoe Guidry
Aimee GuidryBreaux Bridge, LA
Mrs. Eva and Family:
Youll will be in our prayers. We will miss Mr. Floyd.. Camden said that Mr. Floyd was his friend sha little boy
Matt, Sabrina, Camden, Hunter PrejeanOpelousas, LA
so sorry for your lost ,i know what you all are going through and i feel for you all .my prayers are with you .god will be there for you as he was there for me .god bless all.
barbara millereunice, LA
The Richard Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. What a character he was
Lisa Dugal Duhon Bonvillain
Lisa Dugal Duhon BonvillainThibodaux, LA
Our prayers are with you. He will be dearly missed.
Ronald, Michelle Bellard, AL
Sorry for your loss, we will be praying for you.
BARRY BETTY HUNDLEYOPELOUSAS, LA
Sorry for your loss, Floyd was one of a kind and the life of the party. Rest in Peace my friend.
Dwain StellyNew Iberia, LA
Rest in peace my friend
To the family of Floyd,
I am sorry for your lose. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Block was a kind hearted man. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Love yall.
Chassie and Shane LafleurLeonville, LA