Harold J. Daigle, 82, of Welsh, LA, passed away at 3:34 pm on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings.
He was born March 20, 1931, in Gillis, LA, to Clyde and Alia (Doucet) Daigle. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving is his loving wife of 56 years, Peggy; one son, Don Michael Daigle; four grandchildren, Adrian Scott Daigle, Christopher Michael Daigle, Avin Samone Meche and Taylor Sonnier; and three great-grandchildren, Lars Joseph Meche, Liam Michael Daigle, and Brady Saul Meche. Also surviving is one brother, Alvin (Marlene) Daigle and three sisters, Jeanette (J.B.) Broussard, Audrey (Pierre) Daboval and Sherrion (Champ) Sonnier.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. for two years during the Korean War before being honorably discharged. Harold worked as a manager first with Cash and Carry Grocery and last with Market Basket until his passing. He also served as a volunteer fireman for over 38 years, was a member of the American Legion Post 0283 and a longtime member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church.
Harold enjoyed reading, photography, history and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, December 16, 2013 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Welsh. Father Herbert May will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2pm to 9 pm at Hixson Funeral Home with a rosary at 6:00pm and visitation will resume at 8:00am until the start of service. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Welsh.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Online tributes and condolences may be left at www.hixsonfuneralhome.com