Opelousas – Funeral Service for Marion Harmon, age 98 born June 20, 1919, will be held On Tuesday at 2:00 pm at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas. Rite of Committal and Interment followed in the Bellevue Memorial Park. Fr. Jim Brady will celebrate for the Mass of Christian Burial, and Fr. Austin will be the concelebrant.
Readings will be by Allison Kidder and Logan Kidder, and songs, by Valerie Andrus.
Marion was a native of Opelousas. He died on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.
Marion worked at Meclands Service Station 1938, Sanders Grocery Store in 1939, U.S. Navy 1943-1946, 1946, Harry Tankels Clothing Store for 191/2 years, 1965 American Bank- Branch Mgr. Creswell Lane and there he retired, after retirement he worked for Opelousas Catholic School Metro Bingo for 4 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and all of his grandchildren, who he cherished dearly.
Prior to Marion's illness he enjoyed gardening; sitting outside watching jets and planes flying over to Lafayette, watching birds, and his latest entertainment was swatting flies with 3 year old Levi.
He was a parishioner at St. Landry Catholic Church. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include daughter, Janice Harmon Kidder, son, Keith Harmon and his wife, Pam Leger Harmon, one brother, Merrick Harmon of Broken Arrow, OK., grandchildren, Karen Kidder Brown, and husband, Glenn, Jerry Kidder and wife, Shelly, Joyce Kidder Moody and husband, Ed, Kevin Kidder and wife, Kay, Katie Miller and husband, JW and Chelsea Mistric and husband, Dustin.
Great grandchildren, Taylor Morales, Manning Moody, Morgan and Riley Brown, Allison and Kristen Kidder, Landon, Logan and Lane Kidder, Lily and Kade Miller and Levi Mistric.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years Lois Dupre Harmon, father, Clarence Harmon Sr. mother, Noami Perry Harmon, brother, Clarence Harmon, Jr., and son-in-law, Gerald Kidder, Sr.
He was a member of K.C. Council 3409- since (1940) Woodman of the World (1938), V.F.W. since (1946) American Legion since (1946) until time of death.
Pallbearers will be, Glenn Brown, Jerry Kidder, Kevin Kidder, Ed Moody, Dustin Mistric, J.W. Miller, Jeff Reed and Randy Prather.
Honorary Pallbearers will be, Bob Duplechain, Bill Duplechain, and Larry Fremin.
Visitation will be observed on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. by Sammy Diesi. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 until time of Service.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.
Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas (2309 George Drive, Opelousas, La. 70570), (337) 948-6523 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Janice and family
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It sure brought back a lot of memories when I saw his picture . He lived a long full life. May he rest in peace, and may God give you all peace.
THOR D'AVY FREDERICKBaldwin, LA
A real giant of a man has gone to heaven. Marion will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man. May he R.I.P.
JAMES E BERTRANDAbilene, TX
Sorry to hear about your Dad. Seeing his picture really brought back memories. He lived a long full life. Ya'll were blessed.
God Bless you and the family and may he rest in peace.
THOR D'AVY FREDERICKBALDWIN, LA
I’m so sorry for your loss...Mr. Marion and my dad (George Stout) were dear friends. Another one of our great heroes gone home to the Lord! Peace and God Speed to all the family. 🙏
Vanessa PolkGulfport, MS
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of such a kind and gentle man. Opelousas has truly lost another legend,
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TN
Janice and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I often think of the fun times and mischief that you and I got into in high school. Do you remember letting the air out of Dr. Fred Mayer's tires while he was parked at Ms. Estelle Bres"s apartment late one night? :-) I have often wondered how you are, and where you live. If you ever get near Auburn, AL, I wuld love to see you.
May god bless you and your family.
I just got this from Allen Orgeron and I love you Girl like always. He was so special to me.
Leo SoileauSpicewood, TX
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you in your loss and grief. May God grant you peace and comfort.
Dale and Cheryl LafleurOpelousas, LA
Sending love and prayers to all family.
Scott Carpenter FamilyArvada, CO