James Richard Rick LeClair Jr., 44, Gold Beach, died Jan. 9, 2002, in Gold Beach.

He was born Dec. 14, 1957, in Springfield to Jim and Shirley LeClair. His family moved to Gold Beach.

Mr. LeClair was educated in Gold Beach and worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction in Brookings, Gold Beach and Cedar Bend Golf Course. He also worked as a corrections officer for the Curry County Work Center.

He attended First Baptist Church in Gold Beach. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, 49er football and his dog, King.

He is survived by daughter, Breeanna LeClair; his parents; sister, Debbie Siguartsan, all of Gold Beach; and sister, Teresa Mendell of Azalea.

He is survived by nine nieces, one nephew, and family and friends in Brookings and Gold Beach.

He is preceded in death by a brother.

A private family memorial service was held. Memorial donations may be made in his name to any charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.