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)