Friday, October 30th 2020   |

Retired insurance agent David Felix is laid to rest

DAVID ARTHUR FELIX, a retired insurance agent for decades, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. He was 91. 


A New Orleans native, Felix graduated from Alcee Fortier High School and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He served proudly in the Korean War as a member of both the Air Force and the Navy and received honorable discharges from both military branches. 

Upon his return home, Felix embarked on a long career as a State Farm agent. His career lasted for more than four decades before he retired, specializing in home and automobile products.

He enjoyed singing barbershop quartet and was a member of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPBQSA). One of his proudest moments was singing the National Anthem as a chorus member of the New Orleans Chapter of SPBQSA to open Super Bowl IX in 1975 at Tulane Stadium.

Felix was a member and past master of Sam B. Dreyfuss Masonic Lodge #396 F. & A.M. and a nobel of the Jerusalem Temple Shriners. He was an avid traveler, loved to play rounds of golf in his spare time, enjoyed reading as well as spending time gaming at casinos. Felix was a tremendous supporter of LSU football. 

Recently, one of his fondest memories was his 90th birthday celebration, when he spent the day surrounded by his entire family and friends from across the country.

He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn Mattes Felix, and is survived by his children Juliet Cohen (Stephen), Bennie Felix (Deloris Hesni), and Cindy Emerman; his sister Rae Sara Mayer (Michael); six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

A private graveside service was held today, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Gates of Prayer Cemetery on Joseph Street, officiated by Rabbis David Gerber and Robert Loewy.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer a donation to Gates of Prayer Congregation, 4000 W Esplanade Ave Metairie, LA 70002 or the American Cancer Society, 2605 River Rd New Orleans, LA 70121.

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