ABSHIRE, HARDY DALE A retired car salesman and a resident of Geismar, he died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Baton Rouge. He was 62 and a native of Lake Charles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Visiting was at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2004. Visiting at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Eric Gyan. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge. He is survived by his wife, Gayle H. Abshire, Geismar; a stepdaughter, Carrie and husband Gregg M. Guillot of Prairieville; a stepson, Ronald P. Jr and wife Traci L. Hebert of Prairieville; a son, Anthony and wife Jennifer Gibson of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Raymond J. Abshire of Lake Charles; and nine grandchildren, Brittany and Brooke Guillot and Cody and Maci Hebert, all of Prairieville, Jeffrey, Steven, Michelle, Laura and Luke Gibson. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilton Abshire; mother, Lillian Deville Abshire; daughter, Wendy Abshire; and two sisters, Betty A. McDonald and Theresa A. Strahan. He was a member of VFW Post 3693.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 8 to July 9, 2004