George Fredrick Krasgrow, Jr.
February 21, 1944  -  April 11, 2018

George Fredrick Krasgrow, Jr.

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville
607 First Street
Melville, LA  71535
Sunday, April 15, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Melville Baptist Church
505 Second St.
Melville, LA  71353
Monday, April 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. - time of service
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Melville Baptist Church
505 Second St.
Melville, LA  71353
Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Melville Baptist Church Cemetery
Melville, LA  71353

I served in the Army.

George Frederick Krasgrow, Jr., a native of Melville and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the age of 74.

He served his country proudly in the United States Army, was the owner and operator of Southern Tower Service, and acted as Principal, teacher, and benefactor of Melville Private School for the past 48 years. He taught Sunday School at the Florida Boulevard Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. George was very dedicated to his faith, his family and his students. His generosity and kindness touched the lives of many people.

He is survived by his brother, Gerald Krasgrow; brother-in-law, J.W. Morel; nieces and nephews, Melette Devillier; Jay, Kristy, and Andy Morel; Adam Krasgrow, Janel Peck; several great nieces and nephews; and close friend, Dottie Burleigh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Fredrick Krasgrow and Marjorie Mae Adams; sister, Liz Krasgrow Morel; and niece, Theresa Devillier Comeaux.

Pallbearers will be Jay Morel, Andy Morel, Logan Morel, David White, Sam Brooks, and Gary Guitreau.

Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. It will continue, Monday, April 16, 2018 at Melville Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Melville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, 607 First Street, Melville, LA 71353 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Michelle M Colligan-Johnson
    Opelousas, LA

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your family member George. He seemed to be a person who tried to live a life loving God and cared about serving people .. I hope you fine comfort in that God promises a time when “he will actually swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:8) and remove death. I hope you find comfort to in Gods arms and in his words doing this time.
    Your family are in my prayers.

  2. DP
    Opelousas, LA

    I would like to send my condolences to the Krasgrow Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mr. Krasgrow again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!

  3. Carol L. LeDoux
    Opelousas, LA

    Jerry and family, I am deeply saddened on the loss of George and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in heavenly peace and God bless you all.

  4. Paul Wiltz Jr.
    Port Allen, LA

    Melville class of 1962.

  5. Darrell Porche
    Melville, LA

    So sorry to hear about George's passing. He was a very good friend to my brother James. He will be sadly missed. Prayers for his family for God to give them the comfort as only He can during this sad time.

  6. Dorislyn ("Dee") Jackson Bustillo
    Shreveport, LA

    My late father, Mr. Ray Jackson, was so proud of George's accomplishments

  7. Diana Barras
    Carencro, LA

    Sending prayers to the family. So sorry for their loss. RIP George.

  8. Cindy Orgeron Smith
    Miami, LA

    RIP My cousin. You were a kind and gentle soul.

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