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1957 Big D 2022

Donald Joseph Richard, Sr.

March 3, 1957 — May 31, 2022


On Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Donald “Big D” Richard gained his angel wings. Born in New Orleans, LA. And a resident of Waveland, MS for over 30 years. He fought a long battle with cancer with the assistance of an AMAZING Oncologist Dr. Fussel, we got the extra years we did not think we would get. A Teddy bear to all who knew him and friend to all.

A loving husband to Donna C. Richard, father to Donald J. Richard Jr., Hubert A. Richard (Trish), Dawn M. Hasney (Ron), Grandfather to Zane W. Richard, Sarrah M. Hasney, Landyn A. Richard, Sophia E. Hasney, Skylar “Monkey” Hasney, and his “Peanut” on the way Ian C. Richard. Honorary father to Donnie Ellis, Phillip “yoyo” Hunnicutt, Jaclyn Marie, and J.R., Eric Stultz. Brother to Danielle Thibodeaux (Jason), Cheryl Blachard (Jay). Honorary brother to (UNCLE) Gene Adams (Capri), Grady Willis, Mike “Tooter” Ellis, Crystal “B” Alexander. Wonderful cousin and uncle to many nieces', nephews, godchildren, and great nieces and nephews.

He loved racing, baseball, fishing, spending time with friends and family. Long time worker in all trades and very persistent on always being right. Kind hearted man willing to help anyone out no matter what.

He joined in heaven his Mother Mildred Richard, Father Albert Richard, Mother and Father-in-law Jonh and Gloria Carswell, Sister and Brother-in-Law Charlotte and Donnie Ladner, his partner in crime and loving Boston Terrier Bo D.

“Fly High Pawpaw, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin!” Big D has requested that this is not formal.

Please come dressed comfortable!

In lieu of flowers Big D would like donations to the Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home: 110 Necaise Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520.

Edmond Fahey Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and friends of Donald "Big D" Richard.
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