Funeral services will be Saturday, June 8, in Carencro, La., for longtime Great Racer Richard Fredette who passed away Wednesday morning at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was 75. Services will begin with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro. Interment will be held at a later date.
Richard had fallen off a ladder a week ago and was injured and had some surgeries, but his passing came as a shock to friends and family. Richard started Great Racing in the 1990s and had a tremendous amount of success and some disappointment through the years. But regardless of the outcome he always focused on the next Great Race. Everyone loved Richard and his passion for the sport, but mostly it was because he was one of the most genuine people you ever met. Through the years he built a number of fantastic race cars, including a flathead Ford racer and a Model A racer before his most recent combination of a flathead engine in a Model A roadster. He raced a 1935 Ford coupe for a number of years as well. Richard raced with a number of people through the years including his son Ken, his brother Wayne, Bill Loubiere, Jim Caudle and Curtis Jackson. You can click the link for Richard’s obituary. https://www.melanconfuneralhome.net/obituary/richard-fredette