Joseph Gabriel Eaglin (1939 - 2014)

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Joseph Gabriel Eaglin

CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Joseph Gabriel Eaglin, age 74, who passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:35 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Kirt Thibodeaux, son of Mr. Eaglin, of Living Way Pentecostal Church in Lake Charles, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Eaglin was a native and resident of Carencro for most of his life. He retired in 2007 after 33 years of service as a plant operator for the City of Lafayette. His favorite hobby was fishing and working in his yard until he lost his eyesight.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Alisia Papillion Eaglin of Carencro; two sons, Gabriel James Eaglin of Carencro and Kirt Thibodeaux and his wife, Shawanna, of Lake Charles; three daughters, Jacquelyn E. Semien and her husband, Marvin, of Broussard, Robin Ann Winston and her husband, Terrance, of Franklin, VA and Susan Wilson of Texas; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Joseph Richard Eaglin and his wife, Ruth, of Bowie, Maryland, Robert John Eaglin of Kinder, and Joseph George Eaglin of Opelousas; three sisters Mary Edrilla Soileau of Elton, Mary Esther Freeman and her husband, Charles, Sr., of Elton, Eugenia Ardoin Fuselier and her husband, Lloyd, of Kinder; and one aunt, Leona Eaglin of Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents Homer Eaglin, Sr. and the former Ethel Jeffery; one infant daughter, Cynthia Eaglin; and one brother, Homer Eaglin, Jr.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:00 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne O. Semien, Christopher Paul Ardoin, John Kenneth Soileau, Noah Semien, Jr., Charles Freeman, Jr. and Terry Jeffery. Honorary pallbearer will be Gabriel James Eaglin.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel of Carencro, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

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4615 N. University Ave.  Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6366
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Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 13, 2014
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