Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial for Tyrone Jude "Ty" Richard, Sr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Opelousas. Reverend Father Gregory Simien will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ty was a native and longtime resident of Opelousas who was currently residing in Baton Rouge. He passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge at the age of 79. He was retired from the construction industry after working several years as a supervisor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Collins Richard of Baton Rouge; two sons, Brian Keith Richard and wife, Windy of Denham Springs; and Tyrone Jude Richard, Jr. and wife, Angelle of Baton Rouge; one brother, Bruce Richard and wife, Ellen of Lafayette; grandchildren, Chad Richard and wife, Ashley of Baton Rouge; Sadie Kistler and husband, Zach of Illinois; and Shawn Hennings and wife, Sandra of Illinois; and great-grandchildren, Jaykeb, Blain, Alyssa, Sophie, Parker Jude, Ellison, Ryker, and Hadley.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Odile Richard; his parents, J.U. Richard and Mamie L. Richard; stepmother, Hazel Richard; his son, Glen Richard; and one grandson, Mitch Richard.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. On Saturday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. A Rosary will be recited on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in funeral home by Deacon Bill Pollingue.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Richard, Robert Richard, Chad Richard, Jared Leibee, Tim Collins, and Ricky Collins.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Ty was such a good person. Sylvia, I am sorry for your loss. I cherish our memories at Opelousas High.
Priscilla D Rozas,
We were very saddened when we heard about Paw Paw Ty's death. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The boys and I always cherished the fun times we had out at the country house. Chad and Mitch loved their Paw Paw dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Nancy and Steve
Nancy Richard SmithDenham Springs, LA
Sylvia, my heart is breaking for you. Ty was a great man, and this is a tremendous loss. You and your family are in my prayers at this time. Deepest condolences.
Wesley GirlinghouseBaton Rouge, LA
May Tyrone rest in God's loving care and may fond memories of him bring you comfort. My prayers are with all of his family and loved ones.
Genie Sudduth Duhon
Genie DuhonLafayette, LA
It is with heavy heart to say good-bye to Tyrone. He was such a loving and caring friend and well as cousin. He and Sylvia were such a hard working couple with lots of love for both friends and family and each other. Ty's work is done and now it is time for him to rest. With God's love and help, it is time for family and friends to be there for Sylvia as she continues on until the day she and Tyrone are together again. Sylvia, Brian, Ty and families, please accept out deepest sympathy.
Larry and Beverly
Beverly & Larry CamdenCentennial, CO
The best grandfather a grandson could ever ask for. I will see you when I see you. I love you and miss you Paw Paw.
Chad RichardBaton Rouge, LA