Stephen E. LaCour Jr., 36, of Mauriceville went to be with his Savior Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, after a courageous battle at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6 at First Baptist Church of Vidor, 350 North Main St., under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Bridge City. A gathering of his family and friends will be 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at the church.

A native of Orange, he was born April 1, 1973 to Glenda Hawkins and Stephen E. LaCour Sr. Raised in Orangefield until 1989, he graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in 1991. He married the former Melinda Fortune in 1996, and they made their home in Mauriceville where he was the owner/operator of Country Cycles and ATVs. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Vidor.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda LaCour ; daughter, Taryn LaCour; and son, Grant LaCour all of Mauriceville; parents, Glenda and Stephen E. LaCour Sr. of Mauriceville; grandmothers, Leatha Cress and her husband, Haywood of Liberty and Elizabeth Hawkins of Orange; and sisters, Valerie LaCour and Kimberly Jowell and her husband, Harry Dale all of Mauriceville. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends whose life Stephen has touched through the years.

Memorial contributions to assist Stephen’s children may be made to First Baptist Church, 350 N. Main St., Vidor, TX 77662.