Funeral services for Maurice N. Provaznik will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Steven Smithson. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Maurice was born Dec. 4, 1931 in Jamestown New York and entered into rest August 30, 2012 in Minden.
Maurice was a retired patrolman from LAAP and wore many hats in his lifetime. He was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Korea, police officer in Jamestown, New York, reserve deputy sheriff in Cabell County, West Virginia and also Webster Parish. He was charter member of Green Valley VFD and served many years as a volunteer, and a member of VFW Post # 2885.
His first wife, Barbara Ruth Provaznik, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Provaznik of Minden; sons, Jim Eddie Provaznik of Minden and Timothy Scott Provaznik and wife, Gwen of Minden; stepson, Roy Copeland and wife, Kathy of Minden; granddaughter, Jennifer Provaznik; grandson, Stephen Jeremy James Provaznik of Columbus, Ohio; and a number of stepgrandchildren.