Wilmer Lee Rond

Wilmer Lee Rond

Funeral services for Wilmer Rond, 93, of Fisher, were held on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Trent Sheerin officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Florien, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home in Leesville.

Wilmer was born on May 5, 1927 in Natchitoches to his parents, Sanders and Mary Antley Rond. He passed away on Wednesday, June, 17, 2020 at his home in Fisher.

Wilmer Lee Rond was born, the grandson of French immigrant, John Rond. He attended school in Natchitoches and worked alongside his brothers in the cotton fields as a young boy. Everyday, he did as his grandfather had done and met with others at the city’s landmark oak tree to discuss the day’s plan for earning a living. As a teenager he attended trade school to become a heavy equipment mechanic, and he specialized in this for many years. He was very involved in roadway construction all over the state of Louisiana. As a young adult , he married Helen Marie Willis of Pitkin, Louisiana and moved there to raise a family. He named the street they lived on Hollywood Road. Wilmer suffered great loss in the death of his wife and teen-age son, but proved resilient and pressed on in life. He would remarry and had other children.

Wilmer worked a variety of jobs as an electrician at Fab Steel in Waskom, Texas, as a mechanic with the Sabine Parish Police Jury alongside good friend Jerry Bridges, and more recently worked ranching for good friends, C.D. Worsham and Rodney Johnson. He enjoyed working with horses and trail rides. Wilmer was a man of true grit and “can’t” was a word he didn’t use. He didn’t allow his children to use it either. He was the loving kind, but not the petting kind. Wilmer was a country gentleman with a strong sense of propriety.

Wilmer was baptized in his early seventies by Brother M. C. Green. He stated months ago that he had made things right and was ready to be with the Lord. He was a member of the Peason Pentecostal Church.

Wilmer most recently resided in Fisher, being cared for by his daughters, Sharon and Vicky. Wilmer will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but we will look forward to seeing him again. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” We are comforted by these words.

Wilmer is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Helen Marie Willis Rond, children; Roger Dean Rond, Lenard Rond, Cynthia Dalton; brothers, J.R. Rond, J.S Rond, Fred Rond, Otis Rond, Ted Rond; sisters, Alfie Gilcrease, Viola Ferguson; grandsons, Timothy Rond, Dylan Bass; great grandson, Antonio Alejandro Sosa; and special friend Lovie Rond.

Left to cherish his memory are his children; Sharon Boswell (George) of Fisher; Rebecca Dowdy of Monroe; Vicky Marchelle Alford (Ronnie) of Leesville; son, Gordy Rond of Ward, Arkansas; son-in-law, Paul Gregory Dalton; five step-children; sister; Barbara Flora of Keithville; special friend, Edith Phillips; fourteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

The family wishes to thank Pastor Trent Sheerin and the Peason Pentecostal Church, Debbie Bassett, Gwen Cook, Hospice of Leesville, and Companion Care.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the Rond Family at www.labbymemorial.com





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