John Daniel Dan Mire

June 8, 1912 ~ November 7, 2011

John D. "Dan" Mire passed away peacefully at home in Shreveport, La. Monday, November 8, 2011. He lived a great life and at 99 years, he often said "That's Nuff". Services will be held at Johnson Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Saturday November 12. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening 6 9 P.M. Johnson Funeral Home.

Dad was born June 8, 1912 at Good Hope Plantation near Donaldsonville, La. He graduated from Westwego High School in 1930. After one semester at Tulane University, Dad took his first job in 1933 at Shell Oil Co., Norco, La. He later went to work at Cities Service Oil Refinery in Lake Charles and retired as a shift supervisor in 1975 after 31 years. He moved to Shreveport a few months after Hurricane Rita. He was Roman Catholic, and served as a long-standing member of the Knights of Columbus. Dad loved his family and job, earning tremendous love, respect and admiration from both. He also loved gardening and the Atlanta Braves.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lorita "Boone" Mire, his second wife Kate Falcon Mire, and also three brothers, Emile, Lester, and Ross and one sister Gertrude.

Left to cherish Dad's memories are his sons, Carroll Mire and wife Grace of Sulphur, Keith Mire and wife Rebecca of Shreveport,La., Ronnie Mire of Vinton, La., Dickie Mire and wife Debbey of Shreveport, La., and one daughter, Danya Taveney of Lake Charles. Grandchildren Mike Mire and wife Susan, Brian Mire and wife Joani, Chris Mire, Kimberly Taveney, Mark Taveney, Cara Mire , all of Lake Charles area. Also Matthew, Kasey and Amber Mire of Shreveport, La. Great grandchildren Coby and Kasen Mire, and Trent Taveney.

Honoring Dad as pallbearers will be grandsons Michael Mire, Brian Mire, Chris Mire, and Matthew Mire. Also his "other" son Dennis Primeaux and nephew Eddie Erwin III.

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  1. A message for Mark Miss Danya Taveney, and family. I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope and pray you are all doing as well as can be expected during this difficult time. Best wishes. Janis

  2. Dear Mire Family, my condolances and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Growing up next to Mr. Dan and Mrs. Boone, I feel we were related to your family and were not just neighbors. I wish I could be there with you but circumstances have made that impossible. You have my deepest sympathy.With love, Theresa Miller

  3. Keith, Carroll, Ronnie, Dickie, and Danya and familes:Wanted you all to know I was thinking of you during this difficult time. I will always remember your Dad teasing me and Sunday dinners at your house. May the memories you have of your Dad be of comfort to you in the days ahead.Fondly,Theresa Bell Hartley

  4. To the Mire family and especially Danya. I am so sorry I can't be with you at the time of sadness.Denny has had quadruple bypass heart surgery and is not feeling well enough to make the trip.Please know that you are in my prayers and hope for all of you a time for grieving and a time for healing.Love to all of you.

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