Wilbert Pierre Abshire

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., Mass of Christian Burial, in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Wilbert Pierre Abshire, 78, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his residence in Duson.

Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Reverend Thomas Voorhies, pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lector will be Lauren Dudoet. Giftbearers will be Michael and Pam Abshire. Madison Credeur, vocalist, will sing for the services.

Survivors include his two sons, Michael Abshire and wife Pam, and Allen Abshire and his intended Monica Alexander; his four daughters, Vicky Meche and husband Marcus, Ramona Bowers, Bernadine Trahan and husband Reed, and Tina Abshire; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nelda Credeur Abshire; his parents, Valsin and Avelia Richard Abshire; his grandson, Dwayne Bowers Jr.; three brothers and three sisters.

A native of Crowley and a resident of Duson for most of his life, Wilbert was the retired owner of Abshire’s Lawn and Garden in Duson. He also worked for Lafayette Parish in his earlier years as a heavy equipment operator. Wilbert loved fishing and hunting and was known for his homemade bread.

Pallbearers will be Michael Abshire, Allen Abshire, Lance Abshire, Joshua Trahan, Jacques Abshire and Stefan Meche.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jean Paul Abshire, Tyler Abshire, Trey Abshire and Logan Abshire.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille’s Scott location on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

A rosary will be prayed by Deacon Art Bakeler on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

The Abshire family extends a heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Juan Zeik and to Jill and Tina with Community Home Health & Hospice for the compassionate care given to our father and our family during this difficult time.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com.

Martin & Castille Funeral Home of Scott, 802 Alfred St., Scott, LA 70583, 337-234-2320, is in charge of arrangements..

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