James “Sarge” Wade Desormeaux

James “Sarge” Wade Desormeaux, 88, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at his home. A native of Vinton, LA he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Sarge retired from the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant (SSG) after 21 years and served during WWII and the Korean war. He was awarded 2 Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star medal. He was a member of the Vidor VFW post 8246 and liked to fish, go crabbing, and doing woodworking. His greatest passion was loving his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with his funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Sarge is survived by 2 daughters; Debra Abshire and her husband Norman and Sandra Wilburn and her husband Keith, 2 sons; Loran Desormeaux and his wife Debbie and Billy Desormeaux and his wife Paula, all of Vidor. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters; Carol Stephenson and Darlene Moore and her husband Joe of Vidor. Sarge was preceded in death by his wife; Emilie Desormeaux and 4 brothers; Loran, Johnny, and Donald Desormeaux and Charles Fontenot.

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