Lance Poimboeuf, 77, a native of Franklin and resident of Thibodaux, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.
A visitation will be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux, from 8:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at11 a.m. Private burial will follow at a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Clement Poimboeuf; sons, David Poimboeuf and wife, Danielle, and Cory Poimboeuf and wife, Erica; daughter, Chelle' Carroll and husband, John; six grandchildren, Cameron, Ali, Landon, Cade, Brody and Ella.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lance C. Poimboeuf; mother, Una Thibodaux Poimboeuf Larpenter and stepfather, Alton; and brother, Gerald Poimboeuf.
Lance attended USL, Lafayette, and played football as a kicker and lineman. He was awarded the Cambre Award for top non-scholarship athlete. In 1963, he played for the Dallas Cowboys. He completed his bachelor's degree at Nicholls State, where he met Judy.
He began his career as a coach at E.D. White, winning state championships in 1968 and 1969. He continued his career as an associate professor and Department Head of Health and Physical Education at Nicholls State University.
He completed his Doctorate of Education at East Texas State. During his 30-year career at Nicholls, he served as Faculty Representative to the NCAA and President of the Southland Athletic Conference.
He was active in the community as a member and officer of Lafourche Crossing LA-1 Fire Department. He was an avid fisherman, loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, and cheering on the Colonels and Saints.
In lieu of flowers or plants, donations may be made to The W. Athletic Foundation by contacting Chris at 985-665-7814.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Thibodaux Regional, AMG Specialty Hospital, and Chateau Terrebonne.
Thibodaux Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Houma Today from May 22 to May 23, 2018.