John Pettit

John Pettit

December 11, 1934 - September 1, 2016

Oakdale-Funeral service for John Dale Pettit, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale. Rev. Tim Hisaw and Rev. Bill Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery of Oakdale. All arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Parish Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at Allen Parish Funeral Home, 311 Highway 1152, Oakdale, on Saturday September 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a devoted husband to his wife Louise for 20 years. John was a man of strong faith and always put God first in everything he did. He worked very hard to provide for and take care of his family. John worked at Fort Polk as a civil servant in the transportation department for more than 30 years. John also served our country in the United States Air Force. He was member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Oakdale for 39 years where he taught Sunday school. John loved to fish and make stained glass. John was a member of the American Legion Post 56, where he took a great responsibility in helping to raise money to build the current building that is still used by Post 56 today. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish John’s memory include his wife, Louise Pettit of Oakdale; his two daughters, Susie Hisaw and husband, Tim, of Pineville, Becky Johnson and husband, Kendall, of Oakdale; his three sons, David LeJeune and wife, Jodi, of Eunice, Randy Clark, of Oakdale, and Jeffery LeJeune and wife, Lorna, of Oakdale; twelve grandchildren, John Winton Hisaw, Walker Hisaw, Jeffery Clark, Jamie, Daniel, Hayden, Regina Dora, Willie, and Eric LeJeune, Kristin Stringer, and Todd Johnson; 18 great grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law Melinda LeJeune.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna Pettit; one son Mark LeJeune; one brother Bud Pettit; and one sister Billie Colbert.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Jeffery Clark, David, Eric, Willie, Jamie, Daniel LeJeune, and Kendall Johnson.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Harbor Hospice and the doctors who gave him loving care during his illness.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.allenparishfuneralhome.com or www.ardoinfuneralhome.com