Jimmie P. Castex
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LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Jimmie P. Castex, age 49, who passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:25 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Rev. Chad Thibodeaux, pastor of Vatican Baptist Church, will officiate at the services.
Mr. Castex was a native of Lafayette, where he lived most of his life. He was employed with PHI of Lafayette for the past 17 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. During his time stationed in San Diego, he met and married his wife, Linda, who was also in the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Linda Arvin Castex of Lafayette; one son, Joseph Castex and fiancée, Mindy Lancaster, of Lafayette; two daughters, Jennifer Castex and fiancé Bryant Clark of Scott, Jacqueline Castex and boyfriend, Dillon Meadows, of Lafayette; one grandson, Evan Michael Clark and one on the way, Carson Phillip Clark; nephew, Brandon Short and wife, Lisa, of Lafayette; his mother-in-law, Sarah Lois Peace Arvin of Springfield, OH; five brothers-in-law, Elmer Lee Arvin and wife, Karen, Phillip Arvin, Edward T. Arvin and wife, Erin, all of Springfield, OH, Daniel Arvin and wife, Ofelia, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, David Arvin and wife, Katina, of Springfield, OH; and three sisters-in-law, Tammy Patton and husband, Chet, of Springfield, OH, Rhonda Finch and husband, Kenny, of New Carlisle, OH, Kathleen Pace and husband, Michael, of Springfield, OH; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Castex and the former Mazie Zeno; and his father-in-law, Elmer Arvin.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.
Pallbearers will be Chad Noel, Lane Broussard, Terry Melancon, Tom Lane, Scott Landry, Horace Doucet, Danny Northcutt and Brandon Short.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
MELANCON FUNERAL HOME - Carencro
4615 N. University Ave. Carencro, LA 70520
Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 4, 2014