Roy L. de la Houssaye Sr., 88, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011.

He was born Nov. 25, 1922 in St. Martinville, La. to Sydney and Odile Maraist de la Houssaye.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served in the 2nd Armored Division known as “Hell On Wheels.” He retired as a superintendent of Suntide-Koch Refinery, enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances de la Houssaye; daughter, Marjo Bel; and brother, Fred de la Houssaye.

He is survived by his son, Roy “Pete” (Marianne) de la Houssaye Jr.; his son-in-law, Fred Bel; his brothers, Sydney and Johnny de la Houssaye; his grandchildren, Monique (Kevin), Clint (Allison), Brent, Dustin (Jimma) and Rus (Meg); and great grandchildren, Brette, Brooke, Brenna, Briggen, Brayson, Benjamin and Zoe.

Visitation was held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell as celebrant. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Odem.

Pallbearers were Clint, Brent and Dustin Busenlehner, Kevin Usner, Jim Wolford and Rus Bel.

Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Hamilton, Marvin West, Poncho Vickery, Ronnie Osburn, Ike Orsack, Floyd Menard and Terry Lee.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home