Morris Paul Duhon, 84, in Lake Charles, LA, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held at St. Pius Catholic Church in Beaumont, TX on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 10:00 am. Officiating will be Deacon Steve Obernuferman. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas.
Visitation will be at Broussard’s Funeral Home Major Drive in Beaumont on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary immediately following.
Morris was born in Kaplan, LA on August 6, 1938 and moved to Beaumont with his family as a child. He was a 1957 graduate of French High School and upon graduation, Morris joined the United States Marine Corps. He served in the USMC for four years, and remained a proud Marine throughout his life. After he returned from active duty, in 1960 Morris married the ‘girl across the street’, Trudy Roblow. Morris and Trudy lived in Beaumont until 1976 and then relocated to Orange, TX. After his discharge from the Marines, Morris went to work for Spencer Chemical which later became Gulf Chemical and then Chevron/Phillips. He loved his job, was a vital component for multiple expansions at that polyethylene facility – serving on projects that took him all over the world – and after 40 years he retired as the HDPE Production Superintendent. Morris loved to hunt, fish, travel, he loved hosting crawfish boils for his family and friends. In February of 2014, Morris married Jeanne LaCour Williams Duhon. They resided in Lake Charles, enjoyed traveling together, attending Mardi Gras Balls, dinner with friends, and NCAA football games.
Morris is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Trudy, parents Felix and Zoe Broussard Duhon, his siblings Felix Duhon, Patty Rabb and Fritz Duhon. Morris is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne LaCour Duhon; three daughters, Paula and Doug McCain of Lake Charles, LA, and Jaliene and Les Holmes of Orange; Stephanie Williams of Lake Charles, LA, and a son, Darren and Kelly Williams of Houston, TX.
Right grandchildren Mason McCain and wife Lauren; Monique Reason and husband Cody of Chattanooga, TN; Haley and Cameron Mauldin of Bridge City, TX; Todd and Sharon Glaze of Bridge City, TX; Derek Glaze of Deerfield Beach, FL; Christina Jaques of Pearland; and Ben and Max Williams of Houston.
Morris has ten great grandchildren, Garret Wayne Worthy, Kamrie Elaine Worthy, twins Jacob Todd and Jordan Lee Worthy; Ava Grace McCain and Luke Maverick McCain; Mark Fisher Reason, Calvin Paul Reason and Archie Ray Reason and Carter James Glaze.
Also surviving him, nieces that he helped raise, Cindy Carpenter of Beaumont and Jan Sims of Frisco, TX, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Doug McCain, Mason McCain, Ricky Glaze, Derek Glaze, Todd Glaze and Darren Williams.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation for the loving care that Morris received from the teams at Sage Oak of Lake Charles and Amedisys Hospice Care.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, you may make donations to the Mamie McFaddin Ward Cancer Center, St. Jude Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas.