In Memoriam


Mathemagicians 3, J.C.A. 4, Proj. Club 3, Deceased 2013

LAVERGNE III, ARTHUR JOSEPH of Richardson, Texas joined his heavenly family on December 12, 2013. Art was born in Beaumont, Texas by his loving parents Arthur and Betty Lavergne. Art was raised in Richardson, graduated from Richardson High School class of 1969. He furthered his education by studying Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of Texas and graduating in August 1976. His professional career encompassed being employed as an EE at Texas Instruments, Rockwall International and McDonald Douglas through Texas and California. Art loved life and enjoyed vacationing with family and friends. He also was a missionary and spread the gospel in Israel, Latin and South America. Tennis and swimming were Art's hobbies. He organized the annual family tennis tournament "Lassiez Bon Temps Roulez" celebrating his father's birthday. Art is survived by his parents, Art and Betty; his siblings, Angie Hudnall, Willie, Lee Lavergne, Nina Tucker, Aaron Lavergne and their significant others, Don Hudnall, Brenda Lavergne, Kerry Tucker, Pedro Ortiz. He was loved by his nieces and nephews; Ashleigh, Brad, Cayden, Garrett, Westin, Rachael, Austin, Allie, Tyler, Tanner, Brittany and Cameron.

Art's viewing is scheduled at Restland Funeral Home, Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Art's Celebration of Life is scheduled, Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Chapel, 5930 Alma Dr. Plano, TX 75023

In lieu of flowers please donate to the mission of Calvary Chapel

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07/29/14 08:23 PM #1    

Jerry May

Art was perhaps my first friend (and a good one) when we moved to Richardson in 1962. We moved in the two story home across the street (on Vernet) from the Lavergnes.....whose home backed up to the Arapaho Drive-In. We hung out for one year of grade school and then became best friends again when I transferred to RHS.

Highly competitive and fun to be around I remember his first favorite musician was "Tiny Tim" My first reaction was "Yuk, Art!" But he just had different tastes.

Speaking of which...the first time I EVER got inebriated was with Art and another friend, Robby Wright. We had a friend pick up a case of "Schlitz" at the "Creek" on Greenville...and headed up to Lake Dallas to camp out. We were just sophomores!

Boy...did we ever get blitzed! Plus Art and I were p.....d at Robby...because he deliberately didn't drink as much as us. Very wise for Robby.....WE got sick!

Anyway....I went to his viewing....and it was very sad. I have a lot of respect for that family....and I miss Art~j

10/09/14 02:01 PM #2    

Jerry May

I remembered another one from when we both played RSI football our Senior year.

His "North" team was running some plays in the back of the end zone at Mimosa our team (the "South") was playing a game against the "West" team.

I broke free for a long touchdown (running towards the end zone they were in) Our sideline and team were getting loud as I was out running this guy...and it caught Art's attention.

When I scored Art came up to me in the end zone and shook my hand....saying, "Way to go Jerry. Just don't do that against us!" (I think we had them the next week!)

11/27/14 04:41 AM #3    

Jim Richmond

Went to Philmont Scout Ranch with Art. Tireless worker and funny dry wit.

12/21/14 09:39 AM #4    

David Frazier

I remember playing back yard football with Art when we lived on Provincetown. He lived on Vernet and Lynn Decatur lived on the same street in the corner two story house. Loved them both. Miss those days. 

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