Calvin Joseph Dupre

Posted Thursday, January 29, 2009

Calvin Joseph Dupre, 85, a native and resident of Houma, La., died Wednesday, January 28, at 9:30 a.m.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma LeCompte Dupre of Houma; daughter, Christine and husband Clifford Liner; daughter-in-law, Sandra Dupre and companion Ray Husher; grandchildren, Penny Vizena and husband Darrell, Shelly Paul Liner and wife Kayla, Monique Mobley and husband David, Kassie Hargis and husband Jeff, and Billie Joe Dupre and companion Tyler Authement; great-grandchildren, Kyle Vizena and fiancé, Ramanda Thompson, Lee, Tyler, Paige and MaKena Vizena, Drake Mobley, Brooke and Shelby Ledet, Skylar and Koy Liner, and Gabrielle Authement; and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph William Dupre; mother, Agnes Thibodaux Dupre; son, Kennard Dupre; brothers, Yancey and Paul Dupre; and sisters, Josephine Rhodes, Lidia Pellegrin, Velma Porche and Irene Sonnier.

He served his country honorably during World War II with the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion and was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received during combat.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, at Samart Funeral Home of Houma. A military service will be at 1:30 p.m. followed a religious service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2.

Samart Funeral Home of Houma is in charge of the arrangements.

Calvin Joseph Dupre