Kermit J. Pitre
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OPELOUSAS - Funeral services for Kermit J. Pitre will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel followed by interment in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery. Deacon Sammy Diesi will conduct the service.
Mr. Pitre, age 80, a resident of Opelousas, LA died on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his residence.
Kermit was the owner of Southside Storage and co-owner of Daigle Welding Supply with his special friend, Tommy Oge. He was a past member of the Opelousas Elks Lodge #1048. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at Toledo Bend Lake. Kermit was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dora Belle Pitre, of Opelousas, LA; his daughter, Sheila Hester of Opelousas, LA; three grandchildren, Katie Pitre Johson and husband, Ben; Charles Randy Pitre, II; Keith Daniel Hester and wife, Lyndsy and three great-grandchildren, Tyler James Knott, Blakelyn Celeste Johnson and Stetson Daniel Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Anna Dupre Pitre; his son, Randy Pitre; his brother, Leroy Pitre and his sister, Ella Mae Fontenot.
Visiting hours will be observed in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas beginning on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with Reverend Austin Leger.
Pallbearers will be Keith Hester, Ben Johnson, John Saucier, Chad Robin, Brad Guidry and Kenneth Ardoin. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Knott and Stetson Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas (2845 South Union, Opelousas, LA 70570), (337) 942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Published in the Daily World on Mar. 8, 2013