Dennis "Dean" Richard passed away at the age of 79 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Dennis was born in Basile, Louisiana and joins his parents, Clanny Richard and Laura Bellon Richard in heaven. He was the beloved husband of Connie Wroten Richard for 56 years, a hero to daughter Denise Richard Feraci (Gerard), creator of adventures to grandchildren Elizabeth Singletary Stagno (Kyle) and Joseph Singletary. He was a very proud great grandfather to Eleanor Stagno and Oliver Stagno and "favorite Uncle" to many nieces and nephews. Dennis was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the National Guard and the Air Force. He also served as a Deputy and later a Detective for the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department for many years, and as Deputy for Acadia, Avoyelles and Calcasieu Parishes. He dedicated his life to serving others and helping those less fortunate. He loved working with wood, building birdhouses, duck calls and pirogue's, hunting and fishing. He could always be found bringing his grandchildren on "adventures" and teaching them all of these skills. He loved giving them "true stories" to tell. Nothing ever needed to be embellished when he was around. He will be terribly missed and will be honored in a mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with a graveside service afterwards where his ashes will be interred with his father whom he always called his "best friend".
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