Martin was a Life Member of the Groves Knights of Columbus, Council 3491, Les Acadiens Du Texas and the American Legion, Post 0007. He was a skilled handy man and gardener. He had a host of friends through the years and will be missed by all who knew him.He is survived by his wife, Betty; 2 daughters, Gayle Burrows and her husband, John and Ann Richard; and a son, Keith Richard; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.A visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, November 4, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home, 5601 39th Street, Groves, Texas. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM following the visitation. Martin Richard, 88, of Austin passed away November 1, 2016 in Austin. He was born March 14, 1928 in Morse, Louisiana to Martin and Alice Hoffpauir Richard.Martin graduated high school in Morse, Louisiana in 1945 and moved to Port Arthur, Texas where he worked for Texaco Refining. He later enlisted and served 2 years in the US Navy. Upon returning home, he continued working for Texaco Chevron and retired after 40 years of service.He married Betty Landry and they were together for 66 years. Condolences may be sent at: www.HarrellFuneralHomes.com .Services entrusted to Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Texas.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial to your favorite charity.