Joseph Floyd "Block" Richard
August 22, 1949  -  June 14, 2009

Joseph Floyd "Block" Richard


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Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S. Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m.
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St. Leo The Great Catholic Church
126 Church Street
Leonville, LA  70551
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
1:00 p.m.
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St. Leo the Great Church Cemetery
126 Church Road
Leonville, LA  70551
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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.
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  1. Michelle And Corey Head kids
    Opelousas, LA

    To the Richard Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with yall all.Floyd will be missed.If yall need anything please let us know.

  2. Josh and Callie Soileau
    Port Barre, 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.

  3. BRYAN SOILEAU
    ABBEVILLE, 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

  4. Ann DAvy Ortego
    Opelousas, LA

    My heart goes out to all that love Block. He was a good friend to my father.

  5. DARLA SOILEAU
    opelousas, 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.

  6. Ronald Tammy Bellard
    Opelousas, 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.

    God Bless,

    Love
    Ronald, Tammy, Cory Zach Bellard

  7. PRISCILLA ESTILETTE
    PORT BARRE, LA

    MYRNA,JANE,OTIS,DIANE AND ALL THE FAMILY OF FLOYD OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  8. Jerilyn Hidalgo Richard
    Opelousas, 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

  9. Aimee Guidry
    Breaux Bridge, 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.

    Love,
    Shane, Aimee, Randy and Zoe Guidry

  10. Matt, Sabrina, Camden, Hunter Prejean
    Opelousas, 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

  11. barbara miller
    eunice, 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.

  12. Lisa Dugal Duhon Bonvillain
    Thibodaux, 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

  13. Ronald, Michelle Bellard
    , AL

    Our prayers are with you. He will be dearly missed.

  14. BARRY BETTY HUNDLEY
    OPELOUSAS, LA

    Sorry for your loss, we will be praying for you.

  15. Dwain Stelly
    New Iberia, LA

    Sorry for your loss, Floyd was one of a kind and the life of the party. Rest in Peace my friend.

  16. Bonnie
    Opelousas, LA

    Rest in peace my friend

  17. Chassie and Shane Lafleur
    Leonville, LA

    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.

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