Erick John (Lionel) Richard
1939 - 2020
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Erick (Lionel) John Richard

Shreveport - Erick (Lionel) John Richard was born January 9, 1939 in Fenton, LA. He entered into eternal rest at 81 on June 19, 2020 in Shreveport, LA.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 54 years, Emma Richard, his two sons, John Eric Richard and wife Becky, Brian Richard and wife Erin, 8 grandkids and 4 great grandkids, his sister, Mary Nell Miller, and his brother, Larry Richard.

Visitation will be Tuesday June 23 between 5 and 7 pm at Forest Park Funeral Home located at 1201 Louisiana Ave. in Shreveport. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday June 24 at 1 pm at St Jude's Catholic Church in Benton with Father Karl Daigle officiating.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jun. 21 to Jun. 22, 2020.
Funeral Mass
01:00 PM
St Jude's Catholic Church
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June 26, 2020
I had a pleasure taking care of Mr. Richard. He was a sweet man, a beautiful soul!!! I will keep the Richard family in prayer
Anita Marshall
June 22, 2020
The Final Salute

Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to John Eric (Lionel) Richard our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for John. To John it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Army. John, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 881 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport and the 227 veterans of VFW Post 4588 in Bossier City, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Johns family and loved ones.

Sean Armstrong, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71112
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
Served In Military Together
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