Richard James Contreras
December 5, 1944 – February 20, 2024

“Richard J. Contreras, 79, of Houston, TX, passed away Tuesday, February 20th.  He was born on December 5, 1944, to Bernard Sr. and Adelina Contreras.  Richard is preceded in death by his parents and older brothers Robert and Bernard Contreras.  Richard Contreras was a retired Houston Police Officer and a veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was a man of strong convictions and had a love of family.  Some of his hobbies included woodworking and traveling the U.S. in his camper trailer with friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife Ernestine Contreras; his sons, Richard Jr. and Rendell Contreras; His brothers Roland and Michael Contreras; and sister Diane.  The Contreras family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the tremendous support and condolences.  It has truly made a difference at this difficult time.”

Funeral Service Information

Monday, February 26, 2024

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075
(Click here for directions)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075
(Click here for directions)

Interment to Follow

2:00 p.m.

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8601 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, TX 77075
(Click here for directions)


  1. Roland Contreras on February 23, 2024 at 10:03 pm

    I will miss my brother very much as we talked on a frequent basis. Although we didn’t visit too often, we would attend several retired police officer reunions when we were able. He fought his health issues like a true champion and did this to the final end. He spent that last four months in the hospital and said he wanted to go home. My brother is in a very good place now and may he rest in peace. I will miss him very much.

  2. Abe Mendez on February 25, 2024 at 10:06 pm

    Uncle Rick was one of my favorite uncles ! He always had good sprite and I remember him all with a big smile and joking with me when I was a kid . He taught me many things and showed me a lot a lot camping . When I was a young teen he took me trailer camping across country one summer with family . A memory and time I will always cherish and never forget . Miss you a lot uncle and sad you are no longer with us . May you rest in heaven peacefully! See you soon one day !

  3. Mitchell Contreras on February 26, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    We are sorry for your loss.
    Lily and Mitch Contreras