John Richard, 80, of Orange, passed away Friday, July 8, in Beaumont. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 12, at Dorman Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
John was born in Rayne, La., Dec. 4, 1935 to Ina Broussard Richard and Honora Richard and was the youngest sibling. He was a member of Community Church. He started his career early with Sabine Towing as a deck hand and worked his way up to Captain and retiring from Calcasieu Marine Pilots Association as a pilot. John loved gardening and cooking for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Casey Dawn Hastings, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Belle Richard of Orange; three daughters; Liz Carlisle and her husband TC of Beaumont, Sue Roberts and her husband Walt of Village Mills and Kathy Richard Hernandez and her husband Tony of Vidor; step-son, John Gay and his wife Annie of Willis, as well as six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.