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James Viola

July 26, 1928 — December 9, 2014

James Viola

James Monk Viola

A resident of Baker, and a native of Melville, James left this earth peacefully on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at Lane Regional Medical Center. He was 86, and served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he worked in the motor pool, and later discovered his talent for cooking. He retired as a pipefitterwelder with Local 198 in Baton Rouge.

Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 10:00am until religious services in the chapel at 2:00pm. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker.

James is survived by a son and daughterinlaw, Dennis and Connie Viola of Lakeland two brothers, Joseph Viola of Melville, and Charles Viola, Sr. and wife, Peggy of Krotz Springs and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Ione Viola son, Dion Mark Viola three brothers, Johnnie Viola, Sr., Nicholas Viola, and Anthony Viola, Jr. two sisters, Francis Chutz, and Lucille Coburn and his parents, Virginia Clark Viola and Anthony Viola, Sr.

Pallbearers are Lennie Viola, Charles Viola, Jr., Kelly Chutz, Kevin Mayeux, Robert Mayeux, and Milton Wiggins, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are R. Dale Mayeux, Johnnie Viola, Jr., Johnnie Viola, III, and Bobby Neal St. Romain, Jr.

James was a member of Pipefitters Local 198, St. Isidore Catholic Church, and was a Third Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 4085.

The family would like to thank Dr. Clayton Brown and his nurse, Hailey for proving exceptional care to James and a VERY special thanks to James niece, Lisa, who took extra good in his times of need.

Visitation


Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Friday, December 12, 2014
10am2pm

Service


Chapel Service

Baker Funeral Home Chapel
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Friday, December 12, 2014
2:00pm

Cemetery


Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
6305 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714

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