Raymond Sylvester Melancon

October 27, 1926 ~ November 28, 2011

Raymond Sylvester Melancon, 84, died Monday, November 28, 2011, at his son's home in Richmond, Texas, after a lengthy illness, with his loving family at his side.

Born in Lafayette, Louisiana to Alcee Joseph and Odile Marie Romero Melancon, Mr. Melancon served his country in the U. S. Army in the European Theatre during World War II serving in France, Germany, and Austria. He was a member of American Legion Post No. # 1. Raymond was an Agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 37 years. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a former member of the Westlake Rotary Club and the Lake Charles Traffic Club. Raymond was an avid golfer and exercise fanatic. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of years Catherine Price Melancon of Richmond, TX, two sons R. Paul Melancon and wife Kathy Dugas Melancon of Richmond, TX, David K. Melancon and wife Stacy Brady Melancon of Lafayette, LA, two sisters; Barbara Artigue of Sulphur, LA, and Vivian Miller of Alexandria, LA, one brother Al Melancon of New Iberia, LA, and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Melancon is preceded in death by his wife Myrna Cessac Melancon.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Father John Huckaby will officiate. Burial will be held in Consolata cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Wednesday at PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary to be held at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue at 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. Memory of Raymond Back in the early days, Raymond liked to hunt ducks, geese and rabbits. One year my dad planted some winter wheat and the geese just loved it. Every day my dad would drive his 1948 Ford green pickup into the middle of the flock of wild geese and shoot a few. Soon the geese learned that the green pickup meant danger and as soon as dad entered the field the geese would fly away. Raymond and I decided to try an experiment and drove his 1953 Pontiac into the flock of geese. The geese did not recognize the danger. Raymond and I drove right into the middle of the flock and started shooting. We killed a bunch and we collected the birds, threw the birds into the trunk and some on the back seat. We then hopped into the car and drove off. To our surprise some of the geese were not dead. Do you know what a scared wild goose does when it wakes up in the trunk and back seat of the car? Well I now know what Poops like a Christmas goose MEANS. Susan made me change a word in the quoted statement.Geraldwe

  2. Paul, Donna and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed seeing your father at the American Legion the several times that I did. He always remembered me.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this time.

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