Richard E. Menchaca

March 6, 1949 - March 5, 2023

Richard E. Menchaca, 73, of Port Neches, died Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born on March 6, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Leola Castro and Richard “Dick” Menchaca.

Richard enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching the Houston Astros and the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed cooking outdoors for family and friends.

Survivors include his partner, Susan Menchaca, of Port Neches; son, Ryan Menchaca and his wife, Marleis, of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Kinsey Acosta and her husband, Jose, of Orange and Rylee Menchaca; great-grandchildren, Alayna and Austin; and sisters, Madeline Davalos and her husband, Louis, of Port Neches, and Diane Stapleton and her husband, Harry, of Nederland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leola Castro and Richard “Dick” Menchaca; and wife, Darla Menchaca.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Menchaca may be made to St. Charles Knights of Columbus Council #5145, 315 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

A gathering of Mr. Menchaca’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 505 N. 12th Street, Nederland, with a graveside service to follow at 12:00 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block Street, Port Neches. A celebration of life will be held after his graveside service at Knights of Columbus, 315 Hardy Avenue, Nederland. All friends and family are encouraged to join.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • March 11, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graveside Service

Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
  • March 11, 2023
  • 12:00 pm

Comments (8)

    Jean Ann Howard says:

    What a precious friend Richard was to all his classmates in the NHS class of 1967. There was no one who didn’t like him because he was so easy to love. I am blessed to have known him and love that he was my friend. Prayers for you, his family as I know you will miss him dearly. He was truly one of the good guys!!!

    Mike Defee says:

    Madeline and Diane, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I can still hear your daddy calling him and Diane. He never just said “Richard”, it was always “Richard Earl”. I loved your mother and father so much. I know that they welcomed RIchard, with open arms, to Heaven. What a wonderful family!! May God give you peace and Richard, may you rest in peace until you all meet again.

    Lester LeBouef says:

    Man-o- Man. Every time I was with Little Richard we had a great time. Rest easy old friend. See you and Taylor in a few years!

    Margie Tiner says:

    Ryan- so sorry to hear the news of your sweet dad passing. Gary and I thought so much of him and pray your family has peace. He was a great baseball player and loved the Bulldogs. Our family is praying for you. Gary Tiner family

    Norma Menchaca says:

    So sorry to hear, sweet Richard is my cousin and have not seen him in years, I am sad to say. I know longer live in the Golden Triangle. My condolences to the family. Keeping you all in prayer. May you RIP RICHARD. Norma Menchaca

    Phyllis King Lee says:

    Prayers for our classmate Richard and his family. Rest well in heaven.

    Nederland High School
    Class of 1967 🖤💛

    Wayne Taylor says:

    I haven’t seen Rick in several years. He was one of the best 2nd Basement I ever played with. One of the greatest plays I ever made he helped make it possible.
    R.I.P. Old Friend.

    Pete Manriquez & family says:

    Our condolences to you & family and , Ryan & family. We will miss Richard , glad we got to spend quality time with Richard at Pete’s retirement Party and , will always remember Richard was a good baseball player.

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