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John Schexsnayder

November 10, 1927 — October 23, 2013

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PINE PRAIRIE It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of John Schexsnayder, 85, announces his passing Wednesday, October 23, 2013 John was at his home surrounded by his beloved family when he left this world to join his Savior in the next. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 26, 2013 at St. Peters Catholic Church of Morrow. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Peters Mausoleum with Father Mike Guidry, Father Austin Leger and Father Richard Broussard as Celebrants.
John was the last founding member of the Michaud Swamp Hunting Club, a retired school bus driver, serving St. Landry Parish for over seventeen years, he was also a lifetime member of The Knights of Columbus and a current member of the Cypress Lake Hunting Club of Woodside. John was an extremely talented man he was an avid craftsman who enjoyed working with wood, his beautiful wooden rockers and swings adorn many local porches. This great love was passed on to and shared with his beloved grandson. John was also a skilled hunter and fisherman who liked nothing better than to cook his quarry for his good friends and family his recipes, however, were not to be shared.
A devoted father, grandfather and uncle, he is survived by his only daughter Susan Schexsnayder and her companion, Kenneth Hazelton of Morrow, one grandson, Michael Mike Volker, Jr. of Pine Prairie and one granddaughter, Angel Volker of Morrow. He also leaves behind a sister, Louise Fontenot of Le Beau and a sisterinlaw, Wyonne Bright Marcotte of Morrow. His memory will be carried on by his nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends he will be deeply missed by all those lucky enough to have known and loved him.
John will now reunite in Heaven with his two wives: Joyce Lee Marcotte Schexsnayder and Mary Lejeune Schexsnayder, two sons, Larry Paul Schexsnayder and Clayton James Schexsnayder, his parents, Eusebe and Arelin Soileau Schexsnayder, Sr., two brothers, Eusebe Schexsnayder, Jr. and Aureline Schexsnayder, one sister, Oline Vige and two infant sisters. They, most certainly, await his arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.
At the request of the Schexsnayder family, visitation will take place at Ardoins Funeral Home of Ville Platte beginning at 2:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2013 and will continue until 10:00 PM that evening. A Rosary will be recited in his honor, led by Fr. Austin Leger, at 6:30 PM Friday evening in the Ardoins Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue at St. Peters Catholic Church of Morrow beginning at 8:30 AM Saturday, October 26, 2013 and will carry on until the time of the services.
The Schexsnayders would like to convey their sincere gratitude to all of the caregivers from Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for their excellent care, compassion and help during this trying time.
Friends and family may view the online obituary andor leave words of comfort for the family at
All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoins Funeral Home of Ville Platte, 3373632181.


Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Friday, October 25, 2013
2 PM to 10 PM


Mass of Christian Burial

St. Peters Catholic Church
118 St. Peters Ln
Morrow, LA  71356
Saturday, October 26, 2013
11 AM


Ardoin Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70589
Friday, October 25, 2013
6:30 PM


St Peters MausoleumHavP
118 St Peters Ln
Morrow, LA  71356
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