John A. Prejean, 96, a native of Gray and resident of Houma, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2. Pallbearers will be: Darrel Landry, Pernell Robertson, Danny LeCompte, J.D. LeCompte, Bobbie Hidalgo and Aaron Robertson.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marie Clark Prejean; son, David Prejean and wife, Katie; daughter, Elaine Bayus and husband, Frank; sister, Velma "Larrie" Dill: grandchildren, Stacy P. Bascle and husband, Kevin, Jerry Prejean and wife, Vicky, Jennifer B. Landry and husband, Darrel, and Angela B. Robertson and husband, Pernell; 10 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand and Odele Breaux Prejean; and brothers, Leonie, Clay, Ivy and Ferdinand Prejean.
John was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who served in the African and Italian campaigns. He was a farmer and later a carpenter contractor. He loved to fish, hunt and garden. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Falgout Funeral Home
211 Westside Boulevard Houma, LA 70364
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from June 16 to June 17, 2014