Larison "lj" Larison(1934 - 2013)

Larison "LJ" Johnfore

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 1:00 PM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Larison "LJ" Johnfore, age 78, who died on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at his residence in Carencro. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Brian Taylor, Pastor of St. Genevieve Catholic Church, will conduct the funeral services. Stephanie Hoffpauir, organist and soloist, will sing for the services.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan McCarty and her husband, Richard and Alice Reese; three sons, Donald Johnfore, Joseph Johnfore and his wife, Judy and Dale Johnfore and his wife, Kristy; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Johnfore and his wife Tammy and Eunice Johnfore and his wife Merle; one sister, Gloria Johnfore; and nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen S. Johnfore; two sons, Harold and Easton Johnfore; two grandchildren, Allen Dale and William Michael Johnfore; and his parents, Marciel and Cecelia Crosby Johnfore; and two brothers, Harrison Johnfore and Remis Johnfore.

Larison Johnfore was born on December 20, 1934 in Golden Meadow, Louisiana and lived most of his life in Lafayette. He was a tug boat caption for Harvey Gulf International for 35 years, working for his lifelong friend, Dick Guidry. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Lafayette location on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed by Rose Richard on Monday at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

Special thanks to University Medical Center, Geriatrics and Cardiology departments; Volunteers of America; Amedysis Home Health Care; and Tish Brown for their compassionate and loving care during Mr. Johnfore's illness.

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Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311

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Martin & Castille
330 Saint Landry Street Lafayette, LA 70506

Published in the The Advertiser on Sept. 9, 2013