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Richard Jessen Pharr

April 17, 1950 — July 4, 2020

New Iberia - Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia, for Richard Jessen Pharr, 70, who passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Interment will be at a later date. Rev. Ed Degeyter will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. A native of New Iberia, Mr. Pharr was born on April 17, 1950 to the late Fitzgerald Parker Pharr, Sr. and Lorraine Jessen Pharr. He was the former owner of D & R Seis Rentals, Seis Comp, Acadian Geophysical and M.P.G. Pipeline Contractors. Mr. Pharr never met a stranger and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, Debbie Pharr of St. Martinville; daughters, Layle Pharr Guilbeaux of St. Martinville, and Ashley Jones and husband Chip of Youngsville; grandchildren, Jessen Judice, Karson Guilbeaux, Claudia Jones, Kooper Guilbeaux, and Aubrey Jones; sisters, Martha Hatcher and husband Wallace of Meridian, MS and Tina Cartimiglia of New Iberia; brother, Charlie Pharr and wife Annette of New Iberia; brothers-in-law, Michael Fuselier and wife Tina of St. Martinville and Al Fuselier and wife Tammy of St. Martinville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Fitzi Pharr; brother-in-law, Dale Cartimiglia; father and mother-in-law, Doonie and Claudia Guidry Fuselier; and a sister-in-law, Jeanie Fuselier Theriot. The family would like to give special thanks to Hope Hospice, especially Jennifer, Lynell, and Julie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7732 Goodwood Blvd, Suite 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.
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