Melvin J. Blanchard
Melvin J. Blanchard
  • June 29, 1920 - May 13, 2017
  • Alexandria, Louisiana

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Melvin J. Blanchard, 96, a native and resident of Morgan City, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Melvin served with the 754th Railroad Battalion with the China Burma India Campaign during WW!!. Employed by Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years as yard master. Member of the Doric Lodge 205 and Lafayette 87. Served as Worshipful Master in Lodge 205. Member of the Eastern Star Alice Chapter #5. Member of Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church. Actively involved in the Youth Baseball program for many years. Served as Parade Chairman for the Children's Parade for Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Melvin is survived by, son, Marshall Jay Blanchard and wife Sandra; daughter, Melanie Blanchard - Baker and husband Donald; grandchildren, Dennis Jay Blanchard and wife Heather, Desiree Baker - Himel and husband Evan, Mellynn Baker, Olivia Baker, and Tucker Baker; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Terry Blanchard.

Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Blanchard; daughter -in-law, Kay Blanchard; parents were Herbert and Aline LaRose Blanchard; sisters, Olive Hebert, Ella Mae Bonnette, Joyce Greenhaw.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 5pm - 9pm with Masonic Service at 7pm and Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church from 9am - 11am. Burial will be in the Morgan City Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA.