Leslie Joseph Venable
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CHURCH POINT - Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton for Leslie Joseph Venable 63, who died Sunday July 3, 2011 at the Opelousas General Hospital.
Survivors include his wife Leora Boudreaux Venable of Sunset; two daughters Shirley and her husband Barry Benoit of Sunset, and Shelia Matt and her husband Kurt of Church Point; three sons Mark and his wife Gloria Faul of Opelousas, Chris and his wife Brenda Venable of Church Point, and Timothy and his wife Julia Venable of Erath; two sisters Edna Bernard of Vatican, and Eva Mae Cushman of Opelousas; four brothers Raphael Venable of Carencro, Rickey Venable of Church Point, Eddie Venable of Cankton, and Louis Venable of Church Point; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Mr. Venable was preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Electa Cormier Venable; four brothers Early, Randy, Jimmy, and C.A. Venable.
Mr. Venable has been the owner of a welding and blacksmith shop in the Sunset area for the past 20 years.
Pallbearers will be Chris and Timothy Venable, Mark Faul, Jason Matt, Joshua Faul, and Barry Benoit; honorary pallbearers will be Kurt Matt and Dillon Venable.
Visitation will be held Monday July 4, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
Burial will be held in the St. John Berchman Cemetery under the direction of Duhon Funeral Home of Church Point.
Condolences may be sent to the Venable family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com
Published in the Daily World on July 6, 2011