VILLE PLATTE- Donald Arcade Manuel, age 89, passed away peacefully at his residence in Ville Platte on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Funeral Services for Mr. Manuel will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Entombment will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum with Father Tom Voorhies, Celebrant.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 4 PM until 9 PM and will resume Wednesday morning at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in his honor Tuesday evening at 7 PM.
Donald served in World War II as a member of the United States Army and in his spare time, enjoyed wood-working, fishing and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. In 1971, he was the largest cotton farmer in Evangeline Parish and was also awarded Colonel Cotton that year.
Donald is survived by his wife, Germaine Guillory Manuel, sons, Charles Manuel and wife Diane of Ville Platte, Patrick Manuel and wife Deborah of Ville Platte, Carlton Manuel and wife Pamela of Ville Platte, Peter Manuel and wife Jenny of Ville Platte, Michael Manuel and wife Angela of Ville Platte, daughters, June Hamlin and husband Ard of Ville Platte, Nancy Pitre of Ville Platte, Janice Vidrine and husband Bradley of Ville Platte, Anna Fontenot and husband Randy of Hemphill, TX., Mary Fontenot and husband Eddie of Winnsboro, TX., Rita Soileau and husband Nick of Ville Platte, Rose Fontenot and husband Todd of Grand Prairie, Judy Granger and husband Chris of Lafayette, and step sisters, Zola McGee Doise of California and Joy McGee of Strickland, VA. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 38 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Arcade Manuel and Olina Landreneau Manuel, step father, Willie McGee, brothers, Irving Manuel, Albany "Benny" Manuel, Hubert Manuel, sisters, Bernice Manuel Erwin, Nazel Manuel Guillory, Rosa Lou Manuel Doucet, step brothers, Axion McGee, Lionel McGee, step sister, Lillian McGee Young grandchild, Brandon W. Vidrine and great grandchild, Sydney D. Soileau.
Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Manuel family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.