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Judge John P. Navarre

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Judge John P. Navarre

June 11, 1928 - July 6, 2016

John Pershing Navarre was born June 11, 1928 to Mayo Navarre and Nola Arceneaux in Duson, LA and was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016, at the age of 88.

He grew up in Welsh, LA, on the family farm north of town and graduated from Welsh High School. He went on to get his B.A. from Louisiana College. In 1949, he married Jean Ann Mounce and after graduation from LSU School of Law, they moved to Lake Charles. Several years later they moved to Oakdale where they made their home together for over 30 years, building John's career and raising their 2 children, Debbie and John "Kim". He was City Judge of Oakdale from 1967 to 1990 and Judge of the 33rd Judicial Court from 1990 to 1994.

John is survived by his two children, his daughter, Debbie Navarre Breard and her husband Ernest of Monroe, LA and his Son, John Pershing Navarre II and his wife Vicki of Trophy Club, TX.; six grandchildren, Jason Ewing and his wife Lyndsey, Justin Ewing, Sarah Katherine Ewing, all from Monroe, LA., Scott Navarre of Dallas, TX, Christopher Navarre and his wife Alicia of Lantana, TX, Jeffrey Navarre and his wife Jessica of Dallas, TX; seven great grandchildren, Baylee Ewing, John Stewart Ewing, Madison Ewing, Jaxen Ewing, Alexandria Navarre, Gabrielle Navarre and Jon David Bordelon; nephews, Myron Navarre and his wife Cheryl of Welsh, LA, Joe Navarre and his wife Christine of Port Allen, LA; nieces, Michele Louviere and her Husband Jeff of Greenwell Springs, LA, Jacquetta Navarre of Welsh, LA; cousins, Delores Benoit of Lafayette, Gerry Navarre and his wife Kathy of Lake Charles and Ted Navarre and wife, Collette, of Welsh. Numerous other cousins and countless friends.

The family will be receiving family and friends, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Rush Funeral Home, 115 South 11th Street, Oakdale, from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M. and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. until time of departure for the church. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church, 117 S 12th Street, Oakdale, with the Reverend Steve Ferguson of Tomball, TX officiating. Graveside services will resume at 3:00 P.M. in Oaklawn Cemetery, Welsh, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home of Oakdale.

Pall Bearers will be John's grandsons, Jason Ewing, Justin Ewing, Scott Navarre, Christopher Navarre, Jeffrey Navarre and Gerry Navarre. Honorary Pall Bearers, Ernest Breard, John Stewart Ewing, Myron Navarre, Joe Navarre, Jeff Louviere, Luc Bordelon, Earl Soileau, Bobby Abrusley, Greg Pritchard and Craig Jones.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in John's name to the North Central Texas , 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102. 817-336-4949

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Published in The News Star on July 12, 2016
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