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Joseph Daly DeVillier, 78, a native of Leonville and resident of Thibodaux, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.
A memorial service will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Gail Bertand Lamonte; one son, John A. DeVillier; one sister, Geraldine DeVillier Breaux; and five grandchildren, Craig John DeVillier of Gulfport, Miss., Ryan Anthony DeVillier of Thibodaux, Renee Elizabeth DeVillier of Thibodaux, Zackery Joseph DeVillier of Thibodaux and Regina Louise DeVillier Smith of Lucedale, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Louise Hodges DeVillier; one daughter, Gwendolyn Georgette DeVillier Smith; and siblings, Lindburgh, Dewey, and Moise DeVillier, Lucy DeVillier Noel, Aremina DeVillier Woodson, Aristile, Edwin, Simon, Lonnie, Alfred, and Nathan DeVillier.
He was a retired drilling superintendent for Exxon and a U.S. Marine. He donated his body to Science for medical research.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2011