Dr. Louis P. LeBlanc Jr., 82, a resident of Golden Meadow, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after a bout with cancer.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation which will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Ruth Lacoste LeBlanc; sister, Merrill LeBlanc Corney; children, Andree LeBlanc, Celeste LeBlanc (Norwood) Norris, Luanne LeBlanc (Keith) Liederman, and Louis P. (Vickie) LeBlanc III; and four grandchildren, Shane Arabie, Bobby Cutter, Camille LeBlanc Liederman, and Brennen Hebert LeBlanc. He is also survived by his caring step family, Melanie (Ronald) Gros and Arlene DeHart; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Lastly, he is survived by his godchild, Dr. Albert Henry (Helen) LeBlanc, and many wonderful cousins in the Thibodeaux and LeBlanc families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Louis Pierre and Hattie Thibodaux LeBlanc.
Dr. LeBlanc practiced dentistry in Golden Meadow for 46 years. For many of those years, he shared an office with his father who started the first dental practice in Golden Meadow in 1928. He completed high school at Thibodaux College (E.D. White today) and attended Tulane University and Southwestern Louisiana Institute (ULL today). He served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954 and formed a band while there. He graduated from Loyola University and held several leadership positions, including president of the Bayou District Dental Society. An avid and skilled fisherman, he was nicknamed "Louis of Meadow," and was a founding member of the Yankee Canal Speckled Trout Rodeo. A child prodigy in music, he provided saxophone entertainment to his friends and family over the course of his lifetime. His departing words included advice for his children and grandchildren, "I want you to be healthy. I want you to be happy in life, to support one another and to love God. This is the one time that I really hope and pray that the fun has just begun. I love you. Hi and bye."
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Louis LeBlanc Memorial Fund for the music department of Golden Meadow Middle School.
For further funeral information or to sign the online guest book, please consult http://www.falgoutfunerals.com.
Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2013