Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Otis Richard, 71, who died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at 6:38 a.m. at Acadia General Hospital in Crowley.
Lenford Whitaker, pastor of Pentecostals of Crowley, will have opening prayer at the service. Scotty Smith, associate pastor of Pentecostals of Crowley, will officiate for the services.
The family requests visiting hours Sunday from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to service time.
Burial will be in North Hanks Cemetery.
Lenford Whitaker, pastor of Pentecostals of Crowley, will have closing prayer at the gravesite.
Otis is survived by his wife, Carolyn Smith Richard of Crowley; one son, Otis J. “Joey” Richard and wife Natalie of Rayne; one sister, Pearl Navarre of Navarre, Florida; three brothers, Simon Richard and Wilfred Richard both of Rayne, and Lawrence Richard Jr. of Carencro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Bernice Romero Richard; two sisters, Theresa and Cecile Richard; one brother, Edward “Booga” Richard.
Otis was a very proud man that served his country with pride during the Vietnam War as a United States Marine.
He loved his family and friends unconditionally with a very giving heart. Big O loved cooking, woodworking, playing cards, taking long rides on the back roads, the New Orleans Saints most years, and always sharing what was on his mind with no filter. Otis above all was Genuine. He will be forever missed and loved.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N. Avenue F, Crowley, 337-783-3313.