John Rufus Ardoin, Jr., 57, of Orange, passed away on Oct. 14, at his home.

A memorial gathering will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 5105 Westmore Ave, in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Port Arthur, Oct. 22, 1957, he was the son of John Rufus Ardoin, Sr. and Caroline (Mannelli) Tarver.

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father and his father, John Rufus Ardoin, Sr.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Ardoin; children, John Rufus Ardoin, III and wife Savannah, James Robert Ardoin and wife Michele, Carolina Elizabeth Marie Carter and husband Bradley and Joseph Ryan Ardoin and wife Shanna; grandchildren, Skylar Ardoin, Skarlett Ardoin, Shea Ardoin, Jeremiah Ardoin, Jeffrey Ardoin, SarahBelle Ardoin, Thomas Carter and Bryce Strong; siblings, Allen Tarver, Judy Choate, Jackie Spears and husband Jack and Rena Choate and sister-in-law, Margaret Williams.