Knute Richard, 84, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
Knute served in the army, then after coming out of the service he became a welder where he worked at Orange Shipyard, he then made his home in Dry Creek, Louisiana where he worked and retired from the City of DeRidder. He loved to ride horses, farm, play the violin, accordion and sing French music…
He is preceded in death by his wife Emma Lee…his parents, Joe & Ezora Richard, fourteen siblings, Azalie Tibodeaux, Lillian Diaville, Amy Bellard, Leonce Richard, Leo Richard, Marie McClean, Frank Richard, Vera Mae Fruge, John Richard, Judy Nichols, Wilford Richard, Winnie Rose Watson, Eugene Richard, Joseph Richard, Jr. … He is survived by four daughters, Dianne Rasberry and husband Teddy of Grant, Connie Brooks and husband Richard (Dickie) of Sugartown, Martha Johnson and husband Andrew of Grant, LA, Katina Smith and husband Scott of Dry Creek, LA. 13 grandchildren… Dessie Perkins, Richard Brooks, Jr. Chancey Johnson, Williams Johnson, Natosha Harrington, Gary Rasberry, Kassie Felder, Julian Rainwater Jr., Quinton Rasberry, Nick Johnson, Kim Marler, Kalli Richard, Savanna Smith, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10:00 am-9:00 pm at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA with a Rosary at 7 pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday, February 9th, at 8:30 am at Myers Colonial Funeral Home until the time of service. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, LA. Father Jude Brunnert will officiate. Burial will follow at New Campground Cemetery in Sugartown, LA.