A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for John Melvin Dugas, 83, who passed away October 28, 2014. Father Daniel Edwards, pastor of St. Jules Catholic Church will officiate the mass and conduct the funeral services. Lectors for the service will be Veronica Bourque and Hilary Bourque; gift bearers will be Whitney Vedell, Yvette Patin and Jolie Bourque. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Rosemary Dugas of Scott; three daughters, Katherine (Tracy) Patin of Carencro, Bernadette Ann Dugas of Carencro, and Veronica (Shannon) Bourque of Port Barre; four sisters, Rosa Mae Thibodeaux, Thelma Hebert, Marion Naquin, and Irene Leger; one brother, Albert (Joanne) Dugas; one sister-in-law, Rowena (Danny) Broussard; one brother-in-law, Ray Reeder; three grandsons, Jason (Chasey) Patin, Zachary Bourque, and Oakley Bourque; four granddaughters, Yvette Patin, Whitney (CJ) Vedell, Hilary Bourque, and Jolie Bourque; and four great-grandchildren, Hudson Vedell, Jessie Ann Vedell, Jackson Patin, and Abigail Patin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Yola and Leonard Dugas, and his sister, Anna Lee Roger.
A native and lifelong resident of Scott, John was a United States Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired self-employed barber and Lafayette Parish school bus driver, and a member of the American Brahman and Breeders Association (ABBA).
Pallbearers for the service will be Jason Patin, Zachary Bourque, Oakley Bourque, Tracy Patin, Shannon Patin, and Dennis Leger.
The family requests that visitation be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 9:00 am until time of service. A rosary will be led by Mrs. Dugas' rosary group prior to Mass at 11:00 am.