Emile Adam Cantrelle, 84, a native of Larose and resident of Houma, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.
He is survived by his wife, Telcis Blanchard Cantrelle of Houma; son, Burton Cantrelle of Raceland; daughters, Susan Brunet and husband, Gerald, of Dularge, and Sheila Pertuit and husband, Harvey, of Raceland; grandchildren, Adam, Mickey and Clayton Brunet, Tidy Fenton, Timothy White and Danny White, Melissa Matherne, Lacey Pertuit, Harvey Pertuit Jr., Seth Pertuit, Candice Veazey and Scott Cantrelle; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Andrew Cantrelle, Morris Cantrelle and Joseph Cantrelle; and sister, Annabelle Wiley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cashmere Cantrelle and Estelle Richoux Cantrelle; daughter, Sally White; brothers, Junius Cantrelle, Allen Cantrelle and Whitney Cantrelle; and sister, Julia Johnson.
He was a construction foreman for Patterson and Edmondson for 33 years and worked for the School for Exceptional Children for 10 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was the coordinator and director at the Adventist Community Service Center for 20 years. He was an elder at the Houma Seventh Day Adventist Church and member for 36 years. He was an extremely humble man and shared his love for Jesus Christ with everyone he came into contact with. In his time of service with the church, he was instrumental in bringing many people into an understanding of the Lord. He worked as a volunteer for FEMA and ADRA during local disasters. He also volunteered for Terrebonne United Food Bank.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Chauvin Funeral Home - Houma
5899 Hwy 311
Houma, LA 70360
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2013