Elvin J. Leblanc, 88, a native and resident of Larose, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Larose. A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Wednesday, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mabel Punch Leblanc; daughters, Elaine Sevin and husband, Douglas, Sandra Griffin and husband, Danny Sr., and Pauline Collins and husband, Wade; grandchildren, Kevin Sevin and wife, Heather, Kara Dufrene and husband, Tommy, Celima Louviere and husband, Matt, Danny Griffin Jr. and wife, Scarlett, and Logan and Connor Collins; great-grandchildren, Tyler Dufrene, Brady Dufrene, Kaleb Louviere, Kaitlyn Louviere, Adam Sevin, Will Sevin, Aleeza Griffin and Leland Griffin; and niece, Sharlene Guidry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Adams Leblanc and Celima Orgeron Leblanc; brothers, Paul and John Leblanc; and nephew, Curtis Leblanc.
He was a dedicated husband, wonderful father, awesome Paw-Paw, and he never met a stranger.
He was a retired sugarcane farmer and cattleman who enjoyed camping with family, traveling around the states with his wife, and planting gardens. He also enjoyed volunteering at the V.A. Hospital, local fairs and for the VFW Bingo. He was a U.S. Army World War II combat veteran serving with the 70th Infantry Division Company C 275th Infantry Regiment and lifetime member of the Purple Heart, V.F.W. Post No. 8538. He was a member of the Larose Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He also was a member of the Crusin Cajun Camping Club, the Holy Name Society, Louisiana Cattleman's Association and the Krewe of Versailles.
The family would like to invite any current military servicemen and women and any local veterans to attend the funeral service.
The family would also like to thank the family and friends who called and came see him. Thanks goes to St. Joseph Hospice, Chris and staff for their care.
Elvin will be forever missed and loved by his family. We will meet again one day. Rest in peace, Dad! You are our hero.
Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2013