COLUMBIA CITY — Harvey L. Breaux, 70, of Columbia City, died from a Glioblastoma brain tumor Sunday, June 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Pierre Part, La., a son of Felix and Florence (LeBlanc) Breaux.
He graduated from Assumption High School in Napoleonville in 1958.
On Feb. 4, 1959, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Korea one year and 18 days. He was honorably discharged Aug. 24, 1964.
On Sept. 8, 1961, he married Marie C. Roberts in San Antonio, Texas. For 41 years they lived in Houston where he worked.
He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where he served as an usher and a member of the Men’s Club.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 49 years, Marie; a son, Kenneth W. Breaux of Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters, Lydia (Juan) Lizarraga of Slidell, La., Lillian (Sam) Brooks of Houston and Livian Bourgeois of Napoleonville La.; and sister-in-law, Shirley Breaux of Westwego, La.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Denise Renee Breaux; his parents; a brother, Alvin Breaux; and a brother-in-law, Robert Bourgeois.
There will be no public visitation or local service. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part, La. with burial to follow at the church cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice or Humane Society of Whitley County.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Condolences may be sent to smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.