A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Henry McFarlain, Sr., 71, who passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016. The Reverend Hampton Davis, Pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, will officiate the funeral ceremony. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anne McFarlain of Lafayette; two sons, H. Lee McFarlain, Jr. and his wife Heather of Missouri City, TX, and C. William McFarlain and his wife Jennifer of Lafayette; two sisters, Pearl Hamilton and her husband Bill of Centralia, IL, and Kathryn Bouley of Lafayette; three brothers, Francis McFarlain of Lake Charles, Joseph McFarlain and his wife Peggy of Duson, and Jerry McFarlain and his wife Diane of Jennings; and four grandchildren, Peyton McFarlain, Paige McFarlain, William McFarlain, and Charles McFarlain.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Vennis McFarlain, Sr.; two brothers, Vennis McFarlain, Jr. and Chester McFarlain; one sister-in-law, Lyndol McFarlain; and one brother-in-law, Irving Bouley.
Mr. McFarlain was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Pallbearers are C. William McFarlain, Randy Bouley, Derek McFarlain, Kelly McFarlain, Jerry McFarlain, and Ronnie Venable. Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Andrus, Hal Wilson, William Lee McFarlain, Charles McFarlain, Clint Willis, and Perry Willis, Jr.
Visitation hours will be observed on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center (www.mdanderson.org) in memory of Henry McFarlain.