John Everette Abshire, NCO, B.S., M.A. A native of Welsh and resident of Prairieville, he passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at the age of 37. He was an Army Veteran and a retired Professor and Academic Manager at the University of Phoenix. He is survived by his Loving wife Sirika Tiffany Rampersad Abshire; daughter Kristen Paige Abshire; son Graison Reid Abshire; and precious Yorkshire Terrier, Indra Leigh Abshire; parents Ronald Abshire Sr. and Cheryle Bourgeois Abshire; sister Rhonda Matte and husband David; and two brothers, Donovan Abshire and Ronald Abshire Jr. A Memorial Service will be held at Walters Funeral Home, located at 2424 North University Ave. Lafayette, LA 70507, Monday, October 8, 2012. Visitation will begin at 1:30pm with Memorial beginning at 2:00 pm. A special Thanks goes out to Gene Walters, a fellow Veteran, for his open heart and generosity. Arrangements with Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, www.oursofh.com.