Funeral service for Richard James McGivern, Sr,93, of Monroe will be 10:00 AM Tuesday August 10, 2021 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Thang’wa officiating. Entombment will be the Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mr. McGivern passed away peacefully at his home on August 5, 2021. He graduated from Wilson High School in Wilson Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma University before joining the Navy during WWII. After leaving the Navy He worked for Standard Oil in Morgan City, LA where he met his future wife Agnes Testa. He earned his degree in Business Management from Northeast Louisiana State Collage. His happiest moments were spending time with his family. He was a patron member of the Little Theater, Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Bayou DeSiard County Club where he spent happy hours playing golf with the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday men’s golf group known as the T.T.S. Group.
He is preceded in death by his wife of almost 67 years Agnes Testa McGivern, Parents Mr+Mrs Leo John McGivern; Sisters Marquerite Spillman(Homer), Kathryn Schoeder(Vic),Anna Lou Tullis( John), Helen McGivern, and Brothers Leo John McGivern, Jr. and William Hugh McGivern ( Jo).
Survivors include Son Richard James McGivern, Jr.(Lida) of Monroe, LA; Daughter Beth McGivern Ervine( Patrick) of Frisco, TX; three loving grandsons Daniel Ervine( Christina) of Melissa, TX, Richard James ”Trey” McGivern III ( Joanna) of Houston,TX, Matthew Ervine (Katie) pf Prosper, TX; three great grandsons Braden and Jacob Ervine and Richard James “Jay” McGivern,IV: numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Harrison Wardlow, Frank Elkins, Darrell Evans, Daniel Ervine, Trey McGivern and Matthew Ervine.
Visitation will be Monday August 9, 2021, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Rd from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a Vigil Wake service at 6:00PM.
Memorial may be made to Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the American Cancer Society.
The Family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Scott Barron and his staff for their unfailing care and genuine concern for his comfort and wellbeing. Also, would like to thank his primary caregivers Sheila Kelly and Gerry Smith for the devotion and love that they showed our father without which we could not have done without.