EUNICE – A Mass of Christian Burial was Celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata for Frank William Thevis, 66, who passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008 at his residence. Rite of Committal followed in the St. Lawrence Cemetery with Father Joseph Sai Tran officiating.
Mr. Thevis is a resident of Mowata and a 1959 graduate of St. Michael High School in Crowley as well as a 1963 graduate of the mechanics course from Southwest La. Vocational Technical School. From 1959 to 1962,
Mr. Thevis served his country as a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. In 1986, he was a co-founder, board member and president of the Richard Volunteer Fire Department, to also include a member of the Holy Name Society, in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata and the St. Leo’s Church in Roberts Cove. Mr. Thevis was also a Finance Commission member and an usher for the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Along with his many other contributions Mr. Thevis also serviced on the Acadia Parish E-911 as a board member as well as the owner and operator of Acadiana Used Auto and Truck Parts in Eunice for 18 years.
Many have also known him from Shetler-Corley Motors in Crowley where he was a salesman for 20 years. All who knew Mr. Thevis will sadly miss him.
A loving son, father, brother and grandpa, Mr. Thevis is survived by his two sons, Dwayne Thevis and his wife Jackie of Eunice and Dewey Thevis and his wife Nikki of Broussard; one daughter, Vickie Frey and her husband Stephen of Eunice; his mother, Agnes Reiners Thevis of Rayne; four brothers, Leo Thevis, Arnold Thevis, Andrew Thevis, all of Gueydan, and Paul Thevis of Branch; three sisters, Clara Savoy of Church Point, Rose Hornsby of Branch and Loretta Kebodeaux of Iota; five grandchildren, Stephanie Thevis, Jennifer and Derrick Frey, and Hunter and Tanner Thevis.
His wife, Nora Bellard Thevis, and his father, William Thevis, preceded him in death.
The family requested that visitation begin on Friday, May 30, 2008 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 8 a.m. until time of services. A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
Family and friends may view the obituary and sign the guest book online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice was in charge of the arrangements.