Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

June 14, 2012

Clarence Orgeron Jr.

CROSSVILLE — Clarence Joseph Orgeron Jr., 71, of Crossville, passed away June 10, 2012. Memorial services were held June 13 at Homestead United Methodist Church. The Rev. Monica Mowdy and Bro. Vern Daugherty officiated.

He was born April 30, 1941, in Lockport, LA, the son of Clarence Joseph Sr. and Verlie Marie Allemand Orgeron. He spent many years working in the shipyards in Louisiana as a production superintendent before finally retiring after working 10 years with Frito Lay. He was also a very devoted and active member of the Homestead United Methodist Church.

In his earlier years, as a licensed pilot, he enjoyed flying his own plane as well as riding motorcycles. He was an avid woodworker and a great cook, especially preparing his native Cajun cuisine.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Orgeron of Crossville; sons, Gerald Orgeron and wife, Heidi, Dwayne Massengill and wife, Lois, and Michael Massengill and wife, Lisa; daughter, Patricia McNair and husband, Mark; brothers, Sidney Orgeron and wife, Sherry, and Abel Orgeron and wife, Linda; grandchildren, Nicole, Brock, Lance, Michelle, Jacob and Travis; great-grandchildren, Talen, Tenlei, Hannah, Luke and Grant; and his beloved dog, Shania.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Nicholas.

The family has respectfully asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

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