B. L. Rick Richard
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for B. L. Rick Richard on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Fr. Scott Chemino officiating. Entombment with Military Honors will be at St. Joseph Cemetery #1 Mausoleum, Marksville under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.
Mr. Richard, age 86, of Bunkie passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Grace Home in Alexandria. He was a graduate of Kinder High School and was a US Army
veteran. He retired from CLECO with 42 years of service. He was also an usher at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Brouillette Richard and a sister, Jo Helen Miller.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Richard and wife, Johnnie Nell, of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Julie Richard of Kinder, Bobbie R. Bordelon and husband, Guy, of Williamsburg, Virginia and Catherine R. Shurum and husband, Dwayne, of Sylacauga, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Trevor Richard, Katie Walters, Richard Bryant LaPoint, Ben LaPoint, Michael LaPoint, Jeremy LaPoint, Ansley K. Shurum and Justin Shurum and seven great-grandchildren and T-Boy.
Visitation will be at Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 with a Wake Service at and from 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic School - 116 S. Knoll Ave - Bunkie, LA 71322