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The Celebration of Life service for John H. Wormser of New Iberia will be conducted on Friday, July 8th, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home from Thursday, July 7th, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, July 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Johnny worked in the family retail business for over 30 years until retirement. He was a fixture in the community and known throughout the community for his generosity. Along with his brother David, Johnny opened his store in 1978 and then operated Wormers' Men Store until its closure in 2009. As a local business owner, he was active in many community organizations, including the Les Amis Duplicate Bridge Club, New Iberia Kiwanis Club, the New Iberia Downtown Merchants Association, Pit and Pot, and a Board Member of the Krewe of Andalusia. Always supportive of New Iberia, Johnny donated his time and financial support to these organizations and many more local schools and clubs. He was a life-long member of Congregation Gates of Prayer and served as Treasurer for many years. He was also a past king of the New Iberia Christmas parade.
After graduating from New Iberia Senior High School, where he played football, he spent a year in the Coast Guard in San Diego, where he trained as a medic. Johnny developed a lifelong passion for LSU athletics and football when he attended LSU. He took up golf too and enjoyed playing golf with his friends at local golf courses on many Sundays. With his golf group, he also traveled to many golf courses throughout the gulf coast. As an avid reader and writer, he self-published three novels and enjoyed attending literary festivals with fellow writers and discussing his personal philosophy as featured in his novels.
Johnny was a life-long resident of New Iberia, LA. His parents, Harold and Josephine Wormser of New Iberia preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Adele, and their four children, Ben Wormser of Baton Rouge and his wife Paige, Michael Wormser of Los Angeles, and his wife Stacy, Harold J. Wormser II and Kathryn "Katie" Adele Wormser both of New Iberia. Johnny is survived by his brother David Wormser of New Iberia and Sally Bassler of Houston. He is also survived by nephew Jacob Wormser, his wife, Victoria, niece Loran Milliman, and her husband, Chase.
Johnny has three grandchildren, Sophie and Sadie Wormser of Los Angeles and Bradley Wormser of Baton Rouge.
In place of flowers, the family has requested donations to one's personal causes that reflect the themes of Johnny's novel "To Make a Perfect World," which is to make the world a better place.
Pellerin Funeral Home, (337-365-3331)
Mr. David, I am just learning of the loss of your brother. My sincerest condolences to you, and the rest of the Wormser family. God speed.
Kristin Anderson Jul 19 2022 4:05 PM
So Sorry to here about Johnny. Thoughts and Prayers,
Tim Boudreaux Jul 13 2022 9:23 AM
David, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Judy Wheeler Trecost Jul 9 2022 11:46 AM
David, so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I remember him as always a happy smiling person. I know you will miss him. Love from Joey and Cindy Verret
Cindy Verret Jul 9 2022 11:30 AM
I was deeply saddened at the news of Johnny"s passing, Please accept my most sincere condolences and know that both Johnny and you Adele will be remembered in my prayers. He was such a good and kind person, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Julie Morgan Jul 8 2022 6:18 PM
We are deeply saddened about Johnny’s passing, Adele, and offer sincerest condolences to you and your family. Johnny had a soft spoken, gentle presence and his devotion to his family was evident. Psalm 34:18 reads “The Lord is close to those whose hearts are broken” I pray that promise is a source of comfort and peace for you.
Brenda LaBiche Jul 8 2022 11:31 AM
Sam and I are very good friends with Sally. We send our deepest condolences to her and the entire Wormser family. Surely Johnny will be missed by many.
Mattilyn Jul 8 2022 10:36 AM
What a beautiful life he lived! We are so very sorry for your loss.
Scott and Kathy Valls Jul 8 2022 9:54 AM
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Adele and the entire family. I shopped with Johnny and since his retirement from the clothing business, no matter where we ran into one another, he would stop and spend time chatting about anything and everything. Truly a great man ! Prayers go out to him and his family !
Will Langlinais Jul 7 2022 6:58 PM
Adele and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Charles Kibbe, Sr. Jul 7 2022 5:13 PM