Gustave Joseph Robicheaux, Jr., 88, of Groves, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. He was born on December 4, 1923, in Jeanerette, Louisiana, to Gustave Robicheaux, Sr. and Lester Ann Oubre Robicheaux. He was a resident of Groves, Tx. for 60 years, and retired from Coca-Cola Enterprise in 1987, with 42 years of service. He was a member and an Usher of St. Peter Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #3491. He was also a member of the Allemander's and Shirt and Skirt Square Dance Clubs. Gus served in the Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in November of 1945. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elnora; parents; brothers, Paul and Francis; sisters, Sylvia Guardia and Marie Amato; two grandchildren, Tony LaBarge and Mariah Callahan. He is survived by five daughters, Paula Garcia and husband, Jimmy of Sour Lake, Debbie Wright of Groves, Angie Guilbeaux and husband, Jody of Groves, Jana Callahan and husband, Randy of Groves, and Lisa Oates and husband, Tim of Irving, Tx.; six sons, Larry and wife, Kathleen of McKinney, Richard of Groves, Joey and wife, Susan of Nederland, Jeffery of Groves, Kent and wife, Donna of Port Arthur, Kirk and wife, Reneé of Plano; one brother, E.T. Robicheaux; and one sister, Thecla Ann Broussard; 31 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 18, 2012