Ralph Henry Chaudoin, 64, of Nortonville, died Monday evening, Feb. 7, 2000, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born Aug. 22, 1935, in rural Morgan County, the son of Ralph Kenneth and Lena G. True Chaudoin.
He is survived by one son, David R. of Puyallup, Wash.; two daughters, Rena (husband, David) Pope of Dothan, Ala. And Diane of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; one sister, Georgia M. Stephenson of Kampsville; former wife Delores (husband, Jimmie) Barber of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews, he was preceded in death by one son, Michael Earl.
Mr. Chaudoin was a truck driver for Rouland Trucking. Prior to that he worked for Caldwell Engineering and had owned and operated the family farm with his father in the Franklin/Nortonville area. Prior to that he worked at Hall Brothers Implements in Jacksonville. He served in the United States Air Force for four years, including a tour of Japan, and was a member of Wadley Lodge 616 AF & AM in Franklin.
Mr. Chaudoin was a longtime member of the Youngblood Baptist Church in Nortonville and was a board member of the Youngblood Cemetery Board. For many years he actively participated as a cook for the popular Nortonville Fish Fry; the annual fundraiser for the Youngblood Cemetery. Mr. Chaudoin enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Youngblood Baptist Church, with burial at Youngblood Cemetery. The remains will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Williamson Funeral Home where the family will meet friends from 6-7:20 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Youngblood Baptist Church or the Youngblood Cemetery.