Roy C. Shehane passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Home in Jackson, LA. He was born in 1925, and was a native of Natchitoches, La., and a resident of Zachary for many years. He worked as a commercial land appraiser prior to his retirement. Roy served his country in WWII as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Engineers. He was stationed in many countries around the world. In 1949 while in Alaska, he met and married his wife, the love of his life, who was an Army Nurse. Roy served his God faithfully and was the State President of Gideon's International for 2 years. Roy is survived by a son, Dr. Richard Shehane, and his wife, Barbara, of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Nancy Carter, her husband Marvin, of Baker; Grandaughters, Erica Shehane of Los Angeles, Michelle Odom of Walker and Tracey White of Greensburg; Grandsons Richard Aaron Shehane of Reno, NV; and Ryan Shehane of Las Vegas, NV. Great Grandchildren include Stacey, Samantha, Ashlie, Cody, Shannon, Robert, Riley and Davis; and Great Great Grandchildren Kameron and Katherine. He is also survived by a Sister, Patricia Cabral of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice H. Shehane of Zachary; his parents, Guy and Addie Shehane of Natchitoches, and a brother, Guy Shehane, Jr. of Seattle, WA. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Port Hudson National Cemetery. Greenoaks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Advocate from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, 2013