Aug. 21, 1940-Sept. 19, 2018

Funeral services for Eugene N. Gourdon was at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Burial followed at Memory Lawn Cemetery.

Gene Gourdon, 78, and a resident of Clarence, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Shreveport. He was born Aug. 21, 1940, in San Francisco, Calif., to Henry and Beatrice Davis Gourdon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Colton Gourdon.

Gene proudly served in the United States Army.

He was a hard worker and provider for his family, a handyman of sorts; he particularly enjoyed mechanic work and a few cold PBR’s. As a family man his time was well spent with his loved ones, and in his free time, he was a true Louisiana outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Elaine Dalme Gourdon; sons, Charles Gourdon, Raymond and Brenda Gourdon, Kevin and Tracy Gourdon and Kelly and Kathryn Gourdon; grandchildren, Cody Gourdon, Katelyn Litton, Justin Gourdon, Courtaney Self, Thomas Gourdon, Richard Gourdon, Heather Murphy, Brooke Miles, Alona Pritchet, Lauren Pritchet, Caleb Pritchet, Adam Ray Dalme and Nicole Blackmon; great-grandchildren, Georgia Grace Litton, Lillian Murphy, Harli Dalme, Cameron Litton and Corbin Litton; one brother, Harold Glenn Gourdon; and two sisters, Darlene Perkinson and Linda Watson.

Those honored to be pallbearers include Cody Gourdon, Justin Gourdon, Thomas Gourdon, Richard Gourdon, Adam Dalme and Ricky Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terrell Scott, Sonny Gourdon, Thomas Brown, Kenny, Raynes, Mark Walker, Billy Jennings, Joe Friday and Charles Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Gene’s name.