Thomas H. Bergeron, Jr., 61, a resident of Foxworth, MS, and a native of New Roads, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was born May 18, 1951, to the late Thomas H. Bergeron, Sr., and Juanita Didier Bergeron. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Moody Bergeron, a step-son, Christopher George Stafford of Colorado Springs, CO, two brothers, Richard Keith Bergeron (Julie) of Ventress, LA and David Wayne Bergeron of Baton Rouge, LA, one sister, Marilyn Guidroz (Lester) of Port Allen, LA and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was a 1970 graduate of Poydras High School, where he played on the baseball, basketball and football team. Tommy retired from Exxon Corporation, where he worked as a welder. He was an avid motorcycle rider and loved all sports. He was known by family and friends as "a man who never met a stranger." In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, John Alden Bergeron, nephew, Kohl Richard Krousel, maternal grandparents, Emmett & Jesse Didier, paternal grandparents, Lucien & Angelique Bergeron, and numerous aunts and uncles. Tommy honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force where he was a Weapons Inspector and bravely defended our country during the Vietnam War
. His military service was one of his proudest accomplishments in his life. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lakeland, LA, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Father Greg Daigle will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in New Roads, LA. Arrangements made under the direction of Hathorn Funeral Home, Columbia, MS, and Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, LA.