A Service will be held for Joseph “J.V.” Richard at 4 : 00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, in Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. Fr. Darren Eldridge will conduct the service. Rite of Committal will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.
J.V., age 95, a resident and native of Opelousas, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte. J.V. proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. When J.V. could find free time, he enjoyed working in his garden and tending to his orange trees. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Terry Richard and wife, Judy of Opelousas; daughters, Linda Guillory and husband, Edward of Lake Charles, Tammie Sanders and husband, Patrick of Eunice and Patrice Shaw and husband, Mark of Florien; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eva Noel Richard; parents, Vaucherie and Louise Richard; brother, Jim Richard; sisters, Lilly Lalonde, Lena Woodson, Nita Hebert, Yvonne Venable, and Gerry “Nooka” Dugas.
Pallbearers will be Brian and Brad Guillory, Marcus Richard, Ivy Shaw, Brennan Sanders, Travis Lanclos, Gage Harvey and Caleb Daiville.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Hebert, Mark Shaw, Edward Guillory, Patrick Sanders, Manor Love, Jamie Harvey and Kevin Daiville.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until time-of-service at the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.