Abbeville – A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Willis Ortamond, 87, will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Fr. Austin Leger officiating. Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Abbeville on Monday, January 24, 2011 from 5:00PM until 10:00PM with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 8:00AM until the time of the services. Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery with Military Rights by the Vermilion Honor Gaurd.
Born in Scott,on January 24, 1923, and a resident of Abbeville. Mr. Ortamond died at 5:45PM on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Abbeville General Hospital. He was a retired auto mechanic with over 40years of service. Mr. Ortamond also proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII and is a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Melba Bertrand Ortamond of Abbeville; a daughter, Delores Gondran and her husband Victor of Abbeville; four sons, Donald Ortamond and his wife Jana of Rockwall, TX, Jimmy Ortamond of Austin, TX, William Paul Ortamond and his wife Kim of 29 Palms, CA, and Kenneth Ortamond and his wife Aimee of Santa Fe, TX; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Armance Hulin Ortamond; and a brother, Morris Ortamond.
Serving as pallbearers will be Victor Gondran, Donald Ortamond, Jimmy Ortamond, William Ortamond, Kenneth Ortamond, Clayton Ortamond, and Jesse Ortamond.
David Funeral Home of Abbeville at 2600 Charity St. (337)893-3777 will be handling the arrangements.