A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Linus Elmer Simar, 83, who died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:52 a.m. at Acadia General Hospital in Crowley. Mr. Simar began playing music in high school and played steel guitar in many French bands during his lifetime. Fr. Jude Thierry, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A rosary will be recited Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum. Mr. Linus is survived by two brothers, George C. Simar and wife Yvonne of New Iberia, Clarence Simar of Crowley; one sister-in-law, Jean Simar of Eunice; 11 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Simon and Felicia Cart Simar; two brothers, Louis and John Evans (Van) Simar. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., 509 Duson Avenue, Iota, LA 70543, 337-779-2669.
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