Harvey J. Ancelet, Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his home in Sulphur surrounded by his family.
Harvey was a Kaplan native and had resided in Sulphur for 74 years. He graduated from Sulphur High where he played football in 1953. After graduation he joined the United States National Guard 156th Division, serving for 11 years and helping with various national disasters.
He retired from South Central Bell after 37 years as a cable repairman. During his “retirement” years he worked for Gulfgate Marine for 10 years and Robison Funeral Home for five years. Harvey was a member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church, the Adoration Chapel, and also one of the first Cursillo members.
He was a loving father and “Pop” Harvey enjoyed Cajun music and dancing. He loved and spent many vacations with his children and grandchildren showing pigs at livestock shows.
Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Vicky Daigle (Wade), Harvey J. Ancelet, Jr. (Vicki), Beverly Nolen (Tom), Anna “DeeDee” Trahan (Mark) and Chad P. Ancelet (Melissa), all of Sulphur; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and special friend, Dean Viator.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Agnes Daigle Ancelet; his parents, Annies Hanks and Clorse Ancelet; step father, Leon Hanks; and sister, Shella Linscomb.
The family would like to express a heartfelt “Thank You” to the special angel who took care of our “Pops,” Nadiia Gennadievna, all the special sitters, and the nurses from Brighton Bridge Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church with Father Andrews Kollannoor, M.S. officiating.
Entombment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday in Johnson & Robison Funeral Home of Sulphur with a recitation of the Cursillo Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home until the processional to church at 9:30 a.m.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.johsonrobisonfh.net.