Tommy James Richard, 39, of Orange, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.

Born in Orange on Nov. 13, 1972, Tommy was the son of James Edward Richard, Sr. and Evelyn Marie (Bodin) Richard.

He enjoyed fishing and baseball and was an outstanding baseball player beginning with Little League and continuing through high school.

Preceded in death by his parents, Tommy is survived by his former wife, Nicole Richard of Orange; children, Lacie Richard and Chelsea Richard, both of Orange, Dalton Richard of Bridge City; great grandson, Hayden Richard of Orange; brothers, James “Boo” Richard and his wife, Lynn of Bridge City, Freddy Richard of Orange; and sister, Terry Richard Marshall and her husband, Gene of Orange.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

A memorial service, to be planned by the family, will be held at a later date.