Obituaries » Donald Ray Lonidier
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January 19, 1936 - June 19, 2019
Burial Date June 23, 2019
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Arcadia
Service: 2 P.M. Sunday at Rose-Neath of Arcadia
Visitation: 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Memorial service will be held for Donald Ray Lonidier, age 83, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Bro. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Donald Ray was born January 19, 1936, in Arcadia, LA to Julian and Jessie Sanford Lonidier. He passed away on June 19, 2019, in Arcadia, LA. Donald Ray attended First Baptist Church of Arcadia. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years as well as four years in the reserve. He worked as a foreman for T L James and Co. Donald Ray was an avid horseman. He loved showing horses, going on trail rides, and attending western shows. He enjoyed watching old western TV shows, and listening to the good old country music. Donald Ray loved watching football and cheering for his favorite team, the Crimson Tide. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Donald Ray will be greatly missed.
Donald Ray is preceded in death by his parents Julian and Jessie Sanford Lonidier, sister Peggy Lonidier Chrisman, brothers Harrison Roy Lonidier, Harold William Lonidier, and Jimmy Wade Lonidier.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 ½ years, Billie Lou Strickland Lonidier, son William Howard “Bill” Lonidier, daughter Donna Lyn Austin and husband Jeff, grandchildren Stefanie Austin Toms and husband Chris, Jenifer Austin Cupples and husband Derek, and Keith Lonidier and wife Bailey, by great grandchildren Jacob Ezra Toms, Austin Alexandra Cupples and Haidyn Marie Lonidier, and by numerous other nieces, nephews and other family and friends.