Krotz Springs - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Leon Higdon at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Krotz Springs. Reverend Clint Trahan will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will be held in the church cemetery.
Mr. Higdon, age 78, a resident of Krotz Springs, LA, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Leon was a former Krotz Springs volunteer fireman and member of the Carpenter's Local #1098. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Jeanette, enjoyed attending bluegrass festivals. He loved spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren and his grand-dog, Bella. Leon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Arceneaux Higdon; his daughter, Dawn Higdon Taylor (Paul); his son-in-law, Kenneth Vincent; his brother, Henry Higdon and his sisters, Virginia Higdon and Florence H. Moreau. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Courtney Snyder Johnson (Doug); Scotty Ray (Lacey); Jason Vincent (Julie); Rachel Faul (Martin); Derek Vincent and eight great-grandchildren, Connor and Sydni Johnson; Ava Ray; Jude and Corinne Vincent and Bronwyn, Abigail and Victoria Faul.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Higdon Vincent; his mother, Mattie Stermer Higdon; his brothers, George, Jay and Lawrence Higdon; his sister, Luraine H. Zieto and his in-laws, P.E. and Florence Arceneaux.
Pallbearers will Paul Taylor, Doug Johnson, Connor Johnson, Scotty Ray, Kenneth Vincent and Jimmy Guidry
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs. A rosary will be prayed Monday evening at 7:00 PM. The funeral home will reopen on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heart of Hospice and the Krotz Springs Fire Department.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 Eighth Street, Krotz Springs, LA 70750 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.