Felix F. Darby, Jr.
ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Felix F. Darby, Jr., age 89, who passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:55 p.m. at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville.
Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.
Mr. Darby was a native and current resident of Arnaudville, having lived in Houston for thirty years until retirement. He was employed by Armco Steel Co. of Houston, TX for thirty years. Mr. Darby was a veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Army
during World War II
. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church where he was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3621 of Arnaudville. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and V.F.W
. Post of Arnaudville.
Survivors include one sister, Lucy Bonin and her husband, Samuel, of Cecilia; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix Darby, Sr. and the former Marie Blanchard, both natives of Arnaudville; six brothers, Paul Darby, Henry Darby, Louis Darby, John Darby, Albert Darby and Edwin Darby; and two sisters, Jeanne Guidry and Edith Huval.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net
Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.