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

Opelousas–Funeral 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


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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