Medrick “Rick” John Gaspard, age 71, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Flowood, MS with interment in Lakeland Place Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 am at the church.
Rick was born June 25, 1951, in Harvey, LA to Arthur Lee Gaspard Sr. and Lucille Jeanne Kruebbe Gaspard. He moved to MS in 1972, meeting his wife Brenda Kay Hurt Gaspard in July 1974. They married in November of 1974, and settled in south Jackson, where they lived for 45 years. They were members of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rick being one of the Charter members of the Knights of Columbus Council 8285. They recently moved to Brandon, making St. Paul Catholic Church their new church home. Rick was a retail paint salesman, working for four companies, spanning over 40 years. He was an avid numismatic, and while his collection was vast, his favorites were the Jefferson nickel and the Barbara dime. His family was the most important thing to him. He enjoyed traveling to visit both his and his wife’s families, attending the numerous school events and extracurricular activities of his children, and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Rick will be greatly missed by all who love him.
Mr. Gaspard was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lee Gaspard Sr. and Lucille Jeanne Krebbe Gaspard; and his brother, Randolph “Randy” Paul Gaspard.
Mr. Gaspard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda Kay Hurt Gaspard; children, Nichole Claire Chandler (Keith), Jason Michael Gaspard (Stacey), and Leigh Ann Mangum; brother, Arthur Lee Gaspard, Jr.; sisters, Sheila Ann Armbruster, and Janine Claire Day (Steve); 7 grandchildren, Lendon Kay Chandler, Aubrie Ann Mangum, Marlee Claire Chandler, Ellie Katherine Chandler, Mary Lucille Gaspard, Jacob Michael Gaspard, and Sawyer Blue Gaspard; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mississippi Diabetes Association at www.msdiabetes.org or the Alzheimer’s of Mississippi at https://www.alz.org/ms.