Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at a 2:00 PM Baptist Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, for Harold J. Arceneaux, Sr., age 69, who died at 6:55 pm on Friday evening, April 11, 2014 at his residence in Lafayette. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Reverend Allan Myers, will officiate the funeral services. Tracy Craft will sing for the services, "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross". Survivors include his wife, Lucretia J. Blanchard Arceneaux; two daughters, Rachael Stonicher and her husband, Douglas, and Kelly Turner and her husband, Larris; one son, Harold J. Arceneaux, Jr. and his wife, Michelle; eighteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Winston and her husband, Harold and two brothers, R.J. Arceneaux and his wife, Janell and Clayton Arceneaux and his wife, Donna. He was preceded in death by parents, Russo J. Arceneaux and the former Jeanné Triché, both natives of Lockport, Louisiana; a daughter, Kathy Arceneaux; grandson, Thomas Arceneaux; granddaughter, Julie Arceneaux; two brothers, Edward and Carrol Arceneaux and two infant brothers. Mr. Arceneaux was born on July 8, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana and was a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He retired from Lafayette Consolidated Government with 25 years of service. Mr. Arceneaux loved woodworking in his workshop, going to the casino and was an avid fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend and will be dearly missed. Pallbearers will be Derek Stonicher, Michael Stonicher, Doug Stonicher, Donald Arceneaux, Larris Turner, Kurt Lyons, Shane LeBlanc and Robert Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bryan Stonicher, Ray Turner, Chance Turner, Zachary Arceneaux and Anthony Arceneaux. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com.
Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311.