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Earlis Vidrine

May 11, 1932 — January 25, 2022

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Thursday, January 27, 2022, for Earlis Paul Vidrine, 89, who passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Father Tom Voorhies, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will be celebrant of the Mass and will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in the Belaire Cove Cemetery.

Earlis Paul Vidrine was born on May 11, 1932, in Ville Platte, LA to Nestor and Una Vidrine. A proud veteran of the United States Army, he served as a tank sergeant in the Korean War.  He worked for the Department of Transportation for many years.  After retiring Earlis enjoyed raising cattle and racehorses and tending to his garden.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors.  He loved and adored his family.   He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

Earlis is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley Vidrine; sons, Christopher Vidrine and wife, Becky and Daniel Vidrine and wife, Leticia; daughter, Maria Brown and husband, Kenneth; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Ollie Rae Brown and husband, Homer; brothers, Carol Vidrine and wife, Louella Vidrine, and Mike Vidrine and wife, Charlotte; and sister-in-law, Sue Vidrine.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Hudspeth; son, Philip Vidrine; grandson, Brady Hudspeth; son-in-law, Dale Sittig; parents, Nestor and Una Vidrine; and brothers, Wayne Vidrine, Fred Vidrine, Donald Vidrine, and Larry Vidrine.

At the request of the family, a visitation will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, beginning at 8:00 AM until time of service.  A rosary will be led by Father Tom Voorhies at 12:15 PM on Thursday.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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