Jan. 23, 1935-Jan. 12, 2021

Natchitoches resident Huey Taylor McPhearson passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 12, 2021, at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Huey was born Jan. 23, 1935, to William Taylor McPhearson and Mae Waters McPhearson.

After graduating from Marthaville High School, Huey went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning, which entitled him to be a Ragin’ Cajun.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, having proudly served two years in Germany.

He worked for the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 25 years. Upon his retirement, he opened and operated Polyshield Spray-on Bedliners of Natchitoches for 20 years.

Over the past 41 years, Huey was tireless in his efforts to help alcoholics discover sobriety. He would travel all over America meeting people and sharing his experience, strength and hope with the wish that he would help another alcoholic stay sober. He truly lived the program and never tired of helping others find hope. Huey’s legacy will live on as countless people are sober today because of his efforts, and they are passing on their gift of recovery to others.

He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and golf. His favorite teams were the Chicago Cubs and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

His skills on the dance floor were matchless and widely admired. His favorite partner was the love of his life, Ann, his wife of 30 years.

Huey was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joyce Thigpen Hall; brother, Roger Forrest McPhearson; and brothers-in-law, Charlie Shelley and Donald Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Longlois McPhearson; son, Wesley Taylor McPhearson;  daughters, Margo Kindred and husband Martin, Lisa Dupree and Julie Kilgore and husband Mark; brother, Bobby McPhearson and wife Mildred; sisters, Lois Shelley, Cecil Nelson and Sherry Price and husband Jackie; sister-in-law, Diane McPhearson; grandchildren, Taylor McPhearson, Anthony Goings and friend Elizabeth McKinney, Brent Dupree and wife Erin, Brady Dupree and friend Kate Steelman, Maggie Dupree, Cade DuBois and Cort DuBois; and great-grandchildren, Carolynn Goings, Tate Dupree and Tatum Dupree.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.

Due to Covid restrictions, a memorial service is planned for a later date; to be announced.