TERRE HAUTE —
Joseph “Jay” L. Richard, 56, of McAllen, Texas, passed away April 13, 2013, at McAllen Medical Center. Jay was formerly of Terre Haute and Kokomo. He worked at Delco Remy in Kokomo. He graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 1974, attended Ivy Tech Junior College in 1980, he also joined the US Marine Corps from 1974 to 1978.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Richard.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Richard of McAllen; mother, Pat Richard of Terre Haute; sisters, April (Bill) Holloway, and Cheryl (Bob) Easton; brothers, Gerry Richard of Kokomo, and Michael (Danielle) Richard of Indianapolis; nieces and nephews, Jesi and James Kaperak, Jayme Simpson, Kara and Billy Holloway, all of Terre Haute; Kate and Austin Richard of Kokomo; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jarrett, Christopher, Taylor Edmonson, and Layla Holloway.
Jay was a former member of American Legion Post 104. He was an active member and SAL Commander at American Legion Post 37, in McAllen.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 37, in McAllen. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission, Texas.