Richard de Bie 82, passed away on December 24. Funeral services will be private.

He was born on April 2, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Victor and Rosalie de Bie.

Richard was a member of the Orange Rotary Club and the Orange Jaycee’s of Orange, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Richard is survived by his wife Margie de Bie of Rockport, Texas; son Richard S. (Carolyn) de Bie II of Redwater, Texas; daughter Sheryl M. (David) Bethard of Orange, Texas; sister Rita Legrand of New Orleans, Louisiana; grandchildren William Arthur Emmons of Kennewick, Washington, Jessica Emmons of La Porte, Texas, Nicholas (Tanya) Bethard of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mary E. de Bie of Redwater, Texas, Jennifer R. de Bie of Redwater, Texas; great grandchild Michael Emmons of Kennewick, Washington.