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LAFAYETTE - Wayne Hebert, 71, of Lafayette, Louisiana died Thursday, August 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Joseph Wayne Hebert was born on September 15, 1942 to Martha Eve Landry Hebert and Cleveland Francis Hebert. Wayne was loved by all who knew him, and was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
He was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1961. After graduation, Wayne attended Lamar State College of Technology, where he earned a bachelor of administration in accounting.
During his time at Lamar, Wayne joined the United States Marine Corps, in which he served from 1963 to 1969. He was honorably discharged with a rank of Staff Sergeant from the Marine Corps Reserves. Wayne deeply valued what he learned in the Marines, and told wonderful stories about his time in boot camp.
Wayne was married to Gloria Fay DeJean on October 2, 1964. This October would have been their 50th anniversary. They had the opportunity during their marriage to live overseas in Egypt, Nigeria, Scotland, and England, and Wayne saw much of the rest of the world as well. Wayne was unfailingly kind, patient, generous and slow to anger. He was also an excellent chef.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, Texas with Reverend Shane Baxter officiating under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home Port Neches.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, and is survived by his wife, Gloria DeJean Hebert of Lafayette, Louisiana; daughters, Shelley Waller of Dallas, Texas; Stephanie Lugo and husband Eric of Austin, Texas; brothers, Kirk Hebert and wife Kay of Brentwood, Tennessee; Ross Hebert of Beaumont, Texas; five grandchildren, Tony, Reid, Allison, Natalie, and Blake and many cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Pancreatic Research.
Levingston Funeral Home
2001 Nall St Port Neches, TX 77651
Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 19, 2014