Richard Calvin Abney peacefully entered into heaven on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the age of 88. He was a big hearted person who touched many lives. He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and later settled with his family in St. Bernard parish. He also enjoyed spending time on his farm in Folsom, Louisiana. Richard was a veteran who served with the U. S. Marine Corps in the Korean war. He was a retired employee of the Orleans Parish School Board. Richard was a Certified Locksmith and Master Carpenter. He was capable of repairing anything mechanical with ingenuity. After retiring he went on to work alongside his brother Raymond at Friendly Campers in Chalmette. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol Seghers Abney. He was the loving father of Cynthia Pilet, Jessica Schaeffer (Larry), Denise Fuzette (Paul), Rebecca Billiot and the late Richard C. Abney Jr. Beloved Grandfather of Shantel, Richard, Larry, Colleen, Courtney and Maddison. Great Grandfather of 8. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Robert Ralph Abney and Lillian Gertrude Ragan. Beloved brother of Shirley Birrcher and the late Melvin Abney Sr., Lillian Nunez, Velma Saran, Donald Abney Sr., Iris Farrell, Fay Melancon and Raymond Abney Sr. The family would like to thank his good friends from Barker's Dozen for the love and friendship they gave him. We would like to thank Bagnell & Son Funeral Home for the kindness, compassion and respect shown to our Loved One and family during this time. Richard was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Graveside service on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens in Chalmette, LA. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in his honor to St. Jude or a charity of your choice.
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