Richard Wayne Frauenberger
June 28, 1944 – April 3, 2018
Richard “Ricky” Wayne Frauenberger Sr. was born June 28, 1944 in Beaumont, TX to proud parents George Nelson Frauenberger and Mary Edna Frauenberger (Guidry) of Daisetta, TX. Before graduating Hull-Daisetta High School in 1963, Ricky earned many athletic accolades including playing football in the state championship of his junior year. After high school, he briefly attended Sam Houston College, before entering into a long career at Texaco Corporation. Ricky retired from Texaco as Head Marine Mechanic, but soon felt a calling for a new endeavor captaining his shrimp boat. During that time, he met, fell in love, and married the love of his life, Linda Marcelle Frauenberger (Myers) of Sulphur, LA. Close friends and family know their story simply as “Nice Shoes.” She became his “first mate” on the shrimp boat and in life. They made their home in Carlyss, LA and then Sulphur, LA. Ricky was very loved and respected in his community. He was a generous and humble man who was the first in line to help a friend in need, never expecting anything in return. He was a man of few words, but caught the attention of everyone around him when he did. We knew he was about to impart with a bit of valuable wisdom and insight, based on a lifetime of experience. He was a talented craftsman whether it was wood-working, construction, fishing, shrimping, leather-working, mechanics, and even knitting! He could make anything, fix anything, and beat anyone at a game of pool. Ricky is perhaps the most well-known for his love of cooking and entertaining. If he was cooking, the whole town came to eat, and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. He loved to teach cooking techniques, including how to make a “real” roux. Ricky went to be with his Lord and Savior April 3, 2018 surrounded by so much love from family and friends. He is preceded in death by his beloved Mother and Daddy.
He is survived by son and daughter-in law Richard Wayne (II) and Teri Frauenberger of Grapeland, TX, son and daughter-in-law Kevin Wayne and Pam Frauenberger of Daisetta, TX, son Christopher Wayne Frauenberger of Sulphur, LA, daughter Amy Richard of Sulphur, LA, son-in-law Pete Richard of Jennings, LA, daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Chris Ervin of Sulphur, LA, and daughter Addyson Jane Frauenberger of Sulphur, LA. He was a very proud grandfather to Lisa, Shelby, and Lil Rick (III) Frauenberger of Grapeland, TX, Kade, Kole, and Kenadi Frauenberger of Daisetta, TX, Joshua Heaton of Sulphur, LA, Riley and Cheyenne Richard of Jennings, LA, and Camren and Andi Claire Ervin of Sulphur, LA- and great-grandfather to Chloee Heaton and Athena Heaton of Sulphur, LA.
In Lieu of funeral services or flowers, we will honor Ricky’s requests to be cremated at Hixson’s Funeral Home in Sulphur, LA. At a later date, in true “Papa Rick” style, we will announce details for a celebration of his life consisting of lots of great food, lots of friends, great music including bagpipes and a rendition of the “Monkey and the Baboon,” and lots of love. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
- Linda Myers Frauenberger, love of his life
- Richard Wayne Frauenberger II and wife Teri, Son
- Kevin Wayne Frauenberger and wife Pam, Son
- Christopher Wayne Frauenberger, Son
- Amy Richard, Daughter
- Pete Richard, Son-in-law
- Amanda Ervin and husband Chris, Daughter
- Addyson Jane Frauenberger, Daughter
- Lisa, Shelby, and Lil Rick Frauenberger III, Grandchildren
- Kade, Kole, and Kenadi Frauenberger, Grandchildren
- Joshua Heaton, Grandchild
- Riley and Cheyenne Richard, Grandchildren
- Camren and Andi Claire Ervin, Grandchildren
- Chloee Heaton, Great Granddaughter
- Athena Heaton, Great Granddaughter
Richard Wayne Frauenberger
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April 5, 2018
One of my favorite photos. These two were just entertaining their grandchildren (and it wasn’t even Christmas time when this photo was taken)