Photo courtesy of Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles

Virgil Louis "Chick" Karcher

Jul 23, 1928 - Sep 14, 2021 (Age 93)

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What a great man and telephone repairman. He was one of my favorite coworkers. Always had a kind word and willing to help wherever needed. Sorry I missed his passing. Mark had a great example to follow and has a lot of his dad’s traits. Blessings to the family during this hard time.

So sorry to hear about Mr Karcher’s passing. Just found out about it today. Thinking back from childhood, he was a perfectionist and very, very hard worker. Everything he owned was immaculate.
Praying for you all.

Carol was so thoughtful and let me know of Mr. Viril. I thought the world of him and thought of him as a grandfather. I called him Grandpa Karcher. It was so nice to when he called over the years.. And I knew Ms. Delsa too from St. Teresa's Church. Both of them were such sweet and wonderful people.

You were such a kind man. I miss the conversations we would have on our daily walks in the neighborhood. You would greet everyone that was outside on our walks. You were actually how I got to know some of the neighbors. Heaven has gained a great man. Prayers for all the family.

Our prayers are with you and your family. Virgil was a blessing to all who knew him. The Rist family cannot be with you today, but our sympathy and love will be instead. Donna, I know heaven is even better now with his presence. Keep in touch. Ellie, Beth and Charlie.

Sorry we cannot attend the services for Chick. I learned a lot from Chick when I worked as a young man for the Telephone Company. Chick & Delsa we’re Good People! Please accept our condolences & prayers.

My heart is broken to hear of Mr Virgil’s passing. I loved listening to his stories after he would walk at Enos Derbonne Sports Complex. He was so sweet and proud of his children and grandchildren. Praying for the family.

Gail Vincent
Receptionist EDSC

So sorry to hear about your loss. My favorite memory is going ride in the back of his truck with y’all and the lightning bugs. So much fun and memories to cherish.


Virgil's Obituary


Virgil Louis “Chick” Karcher of Lake Charles passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in a local hospital.  He was born on July 23, 1928, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma to Fred and Violet Hedge Karcher.

After graduating from Shawnee High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army...

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