James Thomas Hennigan, Sr.

James Thomas Hennigan, Sr., 89, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed from this life on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Dr. James Thomas Hennigan Jr. and wife Deborah Anne and Robert Henry Hennigan and wife Diane all of DeRidder, Louisiana; daughters, Marilyn Hennigan Rudd, Sue Hennigan Leidig and husband David all of DeRidder, Louisiana and Peggy Hennigan Kessler and husband Robert Kevin of Pineville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Dr. James Robert Rudd, Jr. and wife Anne, Dr. Jennifer McCann and husband Eric, Dr. Jason Christopher Rudd and fiancee’ Aimee Arceneaux, David Michael Rudd, Greg Henry Hennigan and wife Amber, Melissa Wright and husband Clint, Kathryn Jean Haas, Emily Best and husband James, Mallorie Joan Leidig, Robert Kevin Kessler II and wife Emily, Kasey Kessler Stewart and husband Brady, Laurie Jean Kessler, Jacob Thomas Kessler, Tara Joy Connally and Melissa Anne Melesky and husband Phillip, and 14 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Ball Hennigan; great-grandson, Kaelan Embry Rudd; parents, Sam Henry Hennigan Sr. and Minnie Edith Williams Hennigan and 4 sisters and 3 brothers.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and also on Thursday, December 6, 2012 beginning at 9:00am until time of service at First Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00am also at First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder.  Rev. Lindsey Burn and Rev. Lynn Clayton will officiate.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church Building Fund in DeRidder, Louisiana.