Richard Douglas Mesh

December 22, 1934 ~ October 24, 2011

Richard Douglas Mesh, 76, of Lake Charles, LA died at 9:00 AM on Monday, October 24, 2011 in his residence.

Mr. Mesh was born December 22, 1934 in Sulphur, LA and lived most of his life in Lake Charles. He was a 1953 graduate of Landry High School and attended McNeese State University then served in the U.S. Air Force. After service, he worked for Conoco for a few years then owned and operated Mesh Plastics and Plastic Repairs. He was an innovative craftsman specializing in construction of anti-corrosive industrial structures and a retired member of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). As an avid traveler and bus owner, he was a member of several travel organizations (Family Motor Coach, Texas Outlaws, Prevost Prouds, and the Cruising Cajuns). Mr. Mesh loved speed and enjoyed racing (cars and boats), fishing, gardening and cooking. In later life, he also enjoyed being a member of the Burger King Breakfast Club. He was willing to help anyone in need and was a parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.

Mr. Mesh is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Beverly Laumann Mesh; daughters, Lisa Mesh of Santa Clara, CA, Richarda Mesh of Lake Charles, and Tiffany Mesh Miller and husband Paul Shannon Miller of Maplewood, LA; son, Richard Douglas Mesh, II of Austin, TX; brother, Ronald Lee Mesh and wife Linda of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Nicholas Taylor Mesh and Mary Miller; niece, Christina Mesh; nephew, Jude Mesh; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lorice Gary Mesh.

His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Monsignor James Gaddy will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:40 AM..

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  1. Beverly -Randy I just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. May beautiful memories bring you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Randy Patty Laumann

  2. Richard was one of a kind. Tom is one of the Burger King bunch, and I would join them for breakfast on Sat. Richard seem to love to pick on me and call me names (with love I know) We will miss him dearly.Tom Corinne

  3. The Mesh family wsa a part of the neighborhood, as I grew up on eighth street in Lake Charles. Richard always had a car project from a Henry J to a 1954 Chevy Corvette. I was just a neighborhood kit that hung around and asked questions. Richard, was frienly, patient, and kind to me, and anyone else, for that matter. His brother Ronnie and I were the same age, and I always wanted to have a big brother like Richard. I never knew his wife or thier family. I know they will miss him. I will remember them in my prayers. Rest in Peace, Richard

  4. Tiffany, Mrs. Beverly and entire family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Richard. I will always remember working with my Uncle BJ Esthay, for Mr. Richard. I dated Tiffany for a while and always remembered good times at the Meche house. Please know that all of you are in my prayers.Sincerely,Troy LeBlanc

  5. To Rikki, my ole friend…your daddy was a one of a kind guy! I'm so sorry you have to say good bye to him. The good bye and separation is not forever, thank the good Lord. Feel my hug and share it with your mom.

  6. TO THE FAMILY OF RICHARD MESHMy deepest sympathies to the family.Mr.Mesh had a very fulfilling life.He accomplished a lot.I know you are so proud of him.May these words bring you comfort.John 5:28says Do not marvel at this,because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, Isn't it wonderful to know that Jehovah God through his Son,Jesus Christ has made arrangements for us to see our loved ones again? May Jehovah comfort your family at this time.

  7. We (Jan, Wendy, Johnnie Debra)send our deepest condolances to the family members. Richard was a very talented and well loved man. It was a pleasure to have known him. He will be missed. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

  8. We are very sorry for your losscarl worked with richard at mesh a long time he was a great person he loved racing and a a great bbq i remember going to one at his house and all the guys being there we had a lot of fun. just know you are in our thoughts and prayers beverley take care of your self and your family

  9. We will never forget visiting in your beautiful home and being treated to the most delightful and delicious food which Richard always took such pride in preparing.Thank you for being our friends. Our heart breaks for you, Bev, and your family, and we are so saddened by Richard's passing.Though the days ahead will be difficult, may you be continually strengthened by the memory of the precious love you two shared and the support of your friends and family.We will never forget his beautiful smile and energetic personality.

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