John L. Prudhomme
13 November , 1923 – 6 July , 2019
John L. Prudhomme, born November 13, 1923 in Frierson, LA, passed away on July 6, 2019 in Memphis at 95 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Helen Woodard Prudhomme and his sister, Elaine. Survivors include daughter Linda Prudhomme Roper and son Mark and his wife, Kay; grandchildren Brooke Prudhomme, Laura Prudhomme (Cam Caldwell), and Ben Prudhomme (Mollie); great-grandchildren Jack and Lucas Prudhomme, Leo Graber, and Hardy Caldwell. John is also survived by his brother Gerald, and sister Janice Droddy.
A life-long Catholic, he was active in the Knights of Columbus, rising through the ranks to receive every distinction and award possible and was instrumental, along with a small group, in the founding of the council at St. Paul Catholic Church in 1961. One of the greatest honors ever bestowed upon him was the dedication of the John L. Prudhomme Knights of Columbus Hall. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII and retired from the FAA after a long and illustrious career.
He was beloved by many and was well known for his generosity to his children, grandchildren and his church. He will greatly missed by friends and family.
A gathering of friends and family for John will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd, Cordova, TN 38016. Following the gathering of friends and family will be a mass of christian burial at 10:30am at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8151 Chimney Rock Blvd, Cordova, TN 38016.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Prudhomme family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
- Linda Prudhomme Roper, Daughter
- Mark Prudhomme (Kay), Son
- Brooke Prudhomme, Grandchild
- Laura Prudhomme (Cam Caldwell), Grandchild
- Ben Prudhomme (Mollie), Grandchild
- Jack Prudhomme, Great Grandchild
- Lucas Prudhomme, Great Grandchild
- Leo Graber, Great Grandchild
- Hardy Caldwell, Great Grandchild
- Gerald Prudhomme, Brother
- Janice Droddy, Sister
- He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Helen Woodard Prudhomme and his sister, Elaine.
- Gathering of Friends and Family Thursday, 11 July , 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 11 July , 2019
John L. Prudhomme
14 July 2019
He was an excellent example of Christianity in action. He was kind, generous, and humble. Peace be with his family.
12 July 2019
Many happy and fun memories of John and Helen at all the events in the KC Hall - great times! John , a wonderful and giving person, will be missed by many.
10 July 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a member of the St. Francis Choir and John sang with us for a while. Later, when he lived in Solana/Brookdale, he and my father, Charlie Ford, met and became good friends (they liked to talk about aviation) and they had dinner together most every night at the “Boys Table”. John was a good man and may he Rest In Peace. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with all the family during this time. Fondly, Vicki Brown