Herman Joseph Richard Sr.

Herman Joseph Richard Sr.

February 22, 1930 — January 17, 2014
Herman Joseph Richard Sr., 83, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Franklin Retirement Home.
Herman spent his life on the water whether it was for work as a boat captain or for just fishing for fun. He was a wonderful and hard-working father who taught his children the value of working hard and never settling for second best. Herman loved his family tremendously along with his dog, Dash, that brought joy to his life. Herman also was a Korean War veteran who served his country proudly in the United States Army.
Herman left behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 55 years, Mary B. Richard of Bayou Vista; two daughters, Hattie R. Lawton of Bayou Vista and Melanie Dietz and husband, Ricky, of Lake Arthur; three sons, Herman J. Richard Jr. and wife, Donna, of Bayou Vista, David Richard and wife, Robin, of Bayou Vista, and Chief James Richard and wife, Nickie Aucoin, of Berwick; 13 grandchildren, Lauren, Joshua, Matthew, Brandon, Elizabeth, Amanda, Brittany, Meagan, Allison, Steve, Trevor, Marissa and Jayden; and three great-grandchildren, Finn, Thomas and Emma. The family would like to mention that Herman is also survived by a very special cousin and close friend, Harold Jones, who was like a brother to Herman. They shared many fond memories together.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Theophile and Hattie D. Richard; and five brothers, Felix “Lee”, Johnny “June”, Joseph “Joe”, Augustan “Bud” and Herbert Richard.
Pallbearers were Herman Richard Jr., David Richard, Ricky Dietz, Joshua Richard, Matthew Lawton, Brandon Richard and Harold Jones as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Twin City Funeral Home and resumed at the funeral home today, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Herman was laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery with full military honors provided by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.

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