Thomas "Mud Duck" Ray Hymel Jr.

November 28, 1956May 5, 2018
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Thomas “Mud Duck” Ray Hymel Jr., age 61, a Native of Goodhope and a resident of New Sarpy, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Husband of Laurie Guarino Hymel, son of Thomas and Myrtis St. Pierre Hymel, father of Joey Hymel (Lisa), Danielle Hymel, Christina Rome (Clayton), and Steven Kelley. He is also the grandfather of Deanna Guarino, Hunter Hymel, Autumn Hymel, Gage Rome, Remington Hymel, and Drake Rome. Brother of Chris “Kike” Hymel (Cathy), Jodi Hymel, and Mark Hymel (Katherine). He is also survived by his two beloved dogs, Grunt A.K.A Chunky Monkey and Ellie Mae. He is preceded in death by his sister, Sheree Anne Hymel. He worked for 20 years at GATX and spent the last 19 years at IMTT, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and raising cattle. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who were blessed to know him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend an evening visitation at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, 821 Fourth St. Norco, La, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6PM until 9PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Rd. Destrehan, LA at 9:30 AM until the time of Mass at 12 PM, burial to follow in the church mausoleum. To view and sign the online guestbook please visit


  • Evening Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thomas "Mud Duck" Ray Hymel Jr.

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Netta Adams

May 10, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Randy Adams

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May 9, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the god of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Vicki Palmisano Centanni

May 8, 2018

Jodi and Family,

I have not seen Tommy in many years, put I remember his smile and kind heart. I'm sure he and Sheree are having a great time together catching up. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
God Bless

Heidi (jean) Smith

May 7, 2018

To Laurie and all of the family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy.
Tommy was indeed a very caring and compassionate man. He loved his family. His smile and laugh lit up the room.
This picture with his incredible smile is the way he’ll be remembered no doubt.
Love and peace to all.

Penny Oubre Vicknair

May 7, 2018

Sincere sympathy to the family. May he Rest in Peace. I remember when he was little and they called him Pony. Fond memories of the family.