Billy Garrard, 88, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at Thibodaux Regional Hospital. He was a native of Liberty, Texas, and resident of Thibodaux.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at Thibodaux Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patricia McCollum Garrard; sons, Michael C. Garrard, of Baton Rouge, and J. Mitchell Garrard, of Thibodaux; daughters, Beth Garrard Perque, of Gretna, Rachel Garrard Whitefield, of Austin, Texas, Renee Garrard Knight, of Thibodaux, and Rebecca Nann Garrard, of Dallas, Texas; sister, Nann Roberts; nephews, Steve Martin and David Scott Martin; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Garrard Himel, Jeremy Garrard, Cherie Perque Hollingsworth, Patrick Perque, Cree Garrard, Christain Knight, Jill Knight, Jacob Whitefield, Elizabeth Garrard and Lucas Whitefield; and five great-grandchildren, Caleb Garrard, Rian Perez, Veda Himel, Maddixx Perque and Ayden Garrard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Miriam McCrieght and Billie Garrard; sister, Alice Garrard Pritchard; and brother, Benny Garrard.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was the last surviving partner of The Hycatector Company, president of Electro-Craft Corporation and Strata-Log Incorporated.
Special acknowledgement and appreciation goes to all of our family, friends and care professionals who supported us in this time of need.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, attention: Judy Weimer, 318 East Bayou Road, Thibodaux, LA 70301.
Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thibodaux Funeral Home
104 Saint Patrick Street Thibodaux, LA 70301
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2013