Richard Joseph Becnel

December 19, 1949January 7, 2013

Richard Joseph Becnel of Lutcher, LA passed away on Monday 7,2013 at the age of 63. He was the son of the late Mrs. Rita W. Becnel and the late Joseph H. Becnel of Paulina. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for twenty years, obtaining the rank of First Sergeant before his retirement in 1988. He worked for the State of Louisiana until his second retirement in 2013. His love for his country was only surpassed by his love of family. He was a hard worker who enjoyed life to the fullest and a great provider for his family. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, and spending time with his two grandsons. He is survived by his wife, Masami Yamashiro Becnel; his son Chad Becnel; daughter in law, Annette Becnel; grandsons, Jason and Justin Becnel; siblings, Jerry Becnel, Joycelyn Becnel Accardo, Charlie Becnel, and Rose Becnel; brother in law, Dale Accardo; sister in law, Marion Becnel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 9:45 AM to 10:45AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Alishia "Wednesday" Leonard

January 22, 2013

I met Rick when I started on the Transformation Team in the fall of 2011. That Halloween I dressed as Wednesday Addams and from that day on Rick called me Wednesday. Shortly after I was invited to join the "lunch bunch" and was lucky to call Rick my friend. Even though I didn't know him for very long, I will never forget his kindness, his strong work ethic, and his sense of humor. He will be missed by me, by the "lunch bunch", and by the Transformation Team.

Imogene Nicholson

January 15, 2013

To the Becnel Family- My deepest, most sincere condolences to your family for your loss. May he rest in peace.

January 15, 2013

Extending my deepest sympathy to the family of Richard "Rick" Becnel. Rick supervised me for several years in St. James Parish OFS and I had the pleasure of supervising him the pass year in Baton Rouge. We shared fun times and I have missed him for the last 6 months.

JoAnn H. Glasper, DCFS

Mike Gaudet

January 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Becnel family. I always looked forward to seeing Richard annually during tax time.

George Snyder

January 14, 2013

Jerry and Family;
The loss of someone close is difficult to bear. I share your grief.

George & Nancy Haas

January 13, 2013

Extending our deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terri Zeller

January 13, 2013

Rose, I'm very sorry to hear about your brother's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Lynette Watson

January 12, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of Rick passing. May God bless you and I will keep your family in my prayers.

January 12, 2013

To the family of a good friend Rick Becnel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Tom and Liese Jones

Patrick Roussel

January 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are for the family of Richard. Sorry for the lost of Richard.
Pat Roussel and Family