Joseph "Sonny" Richard, Jr.

October 20, 1938 ~ November 21, 2017

Sonny was born October 20, 1938 in Sulphur, LA, where he resided his entire life. He passed away at his Sulphur residence on November 21, 2017. He attended Sulphur High School and graduated from Vinton High School. Sonny was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur. He belonged to the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 106 for many many years and was an “ace” welder.  Sonny loved “God”, his family and friends and also enjoyed working outdoors with his cattle and on his land.

Sonny is survived by his wife of  49 years, Patsy Duhon Richard; his sons, Mike (Lee) Richard, and Mitch (Melissa) Richard; seven grandchildren, Brooke Richard, Hayden Richard, Gavin  Richard, Claralee Richard, Mackenzie (Carmen) McGuane, and Taylor MacGuane; one great-grandchild, Mason John Beau McGuane; and his sister, Pal Richard  Sonnier and husband, Will Sonnier. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffaney Richard; his father, Joseph Lighter “Red” Richard; and his mother, Palmire Angelle Richard.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11a.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Reverend Edward J. Richard, M.S. will officiate. Visitation will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4 – 9pm in Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with a Curisillo Rosary at 6pm. Visitation will resume in the funeral home Tuesday, from 8am -10:30am. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Garden of Memories in Carlyss under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Mr Richard was such a kind and wonderful person. Your family are all in our thoughts and prayers! The Maple Family

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.

  3. Patsy and family. We are so saddened by the passing of our dear cousin. May God's peace and comfort be with you at this difficult time. We love you all. Tim & Gary

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