The Orange Leader
Nolan Joseph Devillier, 82, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steven Leger officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Serving as Pallbearers will be Andrew Daville, Junior Daville, Bryce Figari, Ty Hollier, Drew Hollier, Garrett Hill, Ryan Pruett and Landen McGavock.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with a rosary at 6:00 p.m. with Deacon Hazen Kenney officiating.
Born in Welsh, Louisiana on April 24, 1931, Nolan was the son of Frank and Valentine (Ardoin) Devillier. He retired from the U.S. Merchant Marines and since 1973, was the owner and operator of Hitchin Post in Bridge City.
Nolan was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City and the Knights of Columbus. He loved to fish, hunt, work with his horse and maintaining his land with his bulldozer. He enjoyed going to the auctions every Saturday and collecting his “treasures”.
He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Nell (Tate) Devillier; brothers, Dalvas and Delma Devillier; grandson, Randy Wilson; and great-grandson, Justin Breaux. Nolan is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Gwen and Tony Titus of Bridge City, Ginger Gunter of Bridge City, Kathy and Raymond Walker of Rosepine, Louisiana; and son, Wayne Devillier of Bridge City.
Nolan is also survived by his grandchildren and their spouses, Shelly and Andrew Hollier, Kim Titus, Chuck Wilson, Scott and Heather Wilson, Missy and Horace Daville, Terri and Ferrell McGavock, Nikki Pruett; twenty-one great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; and sister, Burnadise Brown of Church Point, Louisiana.