James Edward “Boo” Richard, Jr., 55, went to heaven to be with his Lord on May 12, after a two year battle with cancer. Born in Port Arthur, he lived most of his life in Bridge City. He is the son of the late James Edward, Sr. and Evelyn Bodin Richard.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Bridge City, Friday, May 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be at the church Saturday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. As a member of the church, he was an ordained deacon, Sunday school teacher, prayer warrior and more. “Boo” was active in high school baseball, loved to fish and work in his yard. He worked 27 years for International Paper formerly, Inland Orange.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tommy Richard, “Boo” is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lynn Matthews Richard and twin daughters and their spouses, Haley McDonald and husband, J.R., of Cleburne and Hannah Landry and husband, Paul, of Bridge City. He was also a proud “Paw Paw” to Addison, Emma, Lex and Trey. Surviving siblings include sister, Terry Marshall, of Bridge City and brother, Freddy Richard, of Orange.
Service officiants include J.R. McDonald, Rev. E. Dale Lee and the church’s interim pastor, Rev. Lynn Ashcraft.

Pallbearers include Paul Landry, Terry Burd, Maxie Neely, Wayne Matthews, Paul Borque, Edward “Boogie” LaFosse and Harry David. First Baptist Church deacons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, Texas 77611.