William Eugene "Skip" Poche Jr.

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William Eugene Poche Jr. "Skip", 66, a resident of Slaughter, LA, died on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was retired, after working for Georgia Pacific for over 32 years, he was also a Veteran with the United States Navy with many years of service. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 4pm until 9pm with an 8pm funeral service, conducted by Rev. Basil Wicker. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Emma Elizabeth "Beth" Moore Poche; one daughter, Sandra Poche Cable and her husband George Cable Jr. of Ethel; one son, William E. Poche III "Billy" and Michelle Buhler of Slaughter; his mother, Dorothy Drott Poche of Ponchatoula, LA; one sister, Lynda Annette Fornea and her husband Michael Fornea of Angie, LA; one brother, Leo Poche and his wife Patricia Poche of Orville, CA; and grandchildren Keith Ducote "Cody" Reardon, George Blake Cable, Joseph Dylon Buhler, Spencer Allen Buhler, and Brandon Gerald "Lil B" Smith. Pallbearers will be Rick Harvey, Robbie Jackson, Ed Phelps, Sam Rica, Joe Langois, Jerry Scott, Bill Blankenship, Clayton Boudreaux, Billy McGowan, Doug Alvey, and Jeremy "Shot" Tardy. Skip was a charter member of the Slaughter Fire Department and the Brownsfield Fire Department. During his long service with the Slaughter Fire Department he held the positions of secretary, treasurer, assistant chief and fire chief. He was a member of the Zachary Masonic Lodge #35. He was well known for his generosity and his cooking skills. From coast to coast, all across America, he cooked for various charities and events. He was famous for his jambalaya and his "choked potatoes". He enjoyed the great outdoors and dredging for gold in creeks. Working with cattle was also a favorite pastime. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or the Slaughter Volunteer Fire Department. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014
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