John Melancon Jr.(1928 - 2013)

John Melancon, Jr.

CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for John Melancon, Jr., age 84, who passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 6:34 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Mr. Melancon was a native of Henderson and lived most of his life in Lafayette and Rayne. He was employed with Discount Furniture in Scott for many years. He was also owner/operator of John Melancon Trucking. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of several organizations, including the VFW Post 9822 of Judice, the Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was a radio control model airplane enthusiast and was a founding member of Acadian RC Club.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Melancon and his wife, Debbie, of Lafayette and Denny Melancon and wife, Jamie, of Salt Lake City, UT; one stepdaughter, Debra Noel; one brother, Addy Melancon and his wife, Ann, of Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Leah M. Stewart and husband, Robert, Matthew Melancon and wife, Sarah, Jennifer Melancon, Brian Melancon, Jason Deckard and wife, Amanda, David Noel and Tiffany Domingue; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Melancon, Sr. and the former Agnes Dupuis; four brothers, George Angelle, Antoine Angelle, Bennett Talley and Ladd Melancon; and one stepdaughter, Jacqueline Brown.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:00 a.m. Friday until service time on Friday.

Memorial contributions in the name of John Melancon Jr. may be made to Hospice of Acadiana 2600 Johnson St. Ste 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral Home

4615 N. University Ave. Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6366

Published in the The Advertiser on Mar. 28, 2013