Donald Joe Mire, 92, a resident of Amelia, passed away peacefully, Sunday, May 23, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Donald was born November 27, 1928, in Morgan City, the son of Albert Mire and Angelina St. Clair Mire.
Donald proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged in 1953, Donald worked in the oil field until 1960, and retired with Canal Villere Food Stores Inc. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing and going bird-watching with his wife, Sweetie. His love of hummingbirds excelled even more when the Audubon Society caught and band a rare Broad-tailed hummingbird from his backyard with only three known to visit Louisiana. His love of music impressed most as he taught himself harmonica, accordion and the organ all by ear. He loved his siblings and telling jokes at any chance. He was very proud of his family and loved hearing about their lives.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Sweetie Bailey Mire of Amelia, four children, Ronald Mire and wife Lisa of Morgan City, Kenneth Mire of Amelia, Brenda Youngblood and husband Charles of Patterson, Janet LeBlanc and husband Johnny of Arlington, Texas; sister, Elaine Hilliard and husband William "Bill" of Ennis, Texas; seven grandchldren Jake Youngblood, Lindsey Youngblood, Caitlin Nunez and husband Jared, Evan Mire, Michael Ryan LeBlanc, Jeremy LeBlanc, Daniel LeBlanc; great-grandchild, Murphy Kate Nunez.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Angelina Mire; nine siblings, Carmen Guarisco, Albert “Gerald” Mire, Doris Guzzino, Neal Mire, Merle Harrison Groce, Nina Macalusa Hidalgo, Carolyn Goulas, Gladys Guarisco, infant Arthur Mire and stepmother, Annie Lee Maxwell Mire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Amelia. Visitation will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. After Mass, Donald will be laid to rest in the St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, where Military honors will be rendered. A reception will be held immediately following the graveside services at the Amelia Community Center, 2109 Duhon Road, in Amelia.