James Mentor Richard
September 2, 1929  -  August 11, 2017

James Mentor Richard

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Rosary
Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:30 p.m.
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Cedar Hill Cemetery
Washington
Washington, LA  70589
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OPELOUSAS-A Mass of Christian Burial for James Richard will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Father Austin Leger will celebrate the mass. Rite of Committal will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.

James "Jim" Richard, departed peacefully at the War Veterans Home in Jennings on Friday night.

He was born and raised in Leonville and left there at the early age of 17 to serve our country in World War II with the 43rd Infantry and the Korean War with the 25th Infantry.

Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Briley Richard, his youngest son, and best friend, James Randy Richard, and his beloved grandson, James Brandon Bennett. He leaves behind 2 sons, Dale Savoy and his wife, Nancy, Greg Savoy, 3 daughters, Debbie Savoy, Mitzi Richard Moore and her husband, Robert, and Cindy Richard High and her husband, Donnie and one daughter-in-law, Donna Richard. He also leaves behind 6 grandsons and 6 granddaughters, 8 great-grandsons and 9 great-granddaughters, and 1 great-great granddaughter.

His legacy will live on through all of those who loved him so dearly.

Visitation will be held at Sibille Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:30 until 8:00 P.M. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas, LA.

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  1. Carol J. Ortego, Sr
    Opelousas, LA

    Please accept my sincere condolences and know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carol J Ortego, Sr

  2. Karen Corso
    Pompano Beach, FL

    Mitzi and family,
    What a beautiful legacy your father leaves with all of you. May the memories of your time together be of comfort to you now. Love is eternal.

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