Richard Carl Bodin was born in Port Arthur, Aug. 28, 1948 to Lloyd and Zoe Bodin. He passed away Aug. 3.

Carl had a career with Gulf Oil that became Chevron in Port Arthur. He was a bulk oil supervisor. He coached Little League and Pony Colt baseball in Port Arthur. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and offshore fishing, but most of all, loved hearing about all the activities of his seven grandchildren. Their visits always were the highlight of his day. He was most proud of his children and the wonderful adults they are. He loved bragging about them to whoever would listen. He and his wife met in high school and were married over 48 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Phillip Bodin and his mother-in-law, Sue Lipe.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Lipe Bodin; son, Ricky Bodin with Laurie Barnes; daughter, Christy Baker and husband Bobby; seven grandchildren, Elissia Bodin, Kayson DuBois, Kenadie DuBois, Kenson DuBois, McKenna Baker, Cale Baker and Maggie Baker; sister, Kay McKee and husband Jerry; brother, Timothy Bodin; sister-in-law, Mary Herndon and husband Dan and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation will be handled by Claybar Funeral Home. A private memorial will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bridge City Volunteer Fire and Rescue at 300 Bland Dr., Bridge City, TX, 77611.