Karl Lopez
1954 - 2021
BORN
June 15, 1954
DIED
June 5, 2021
FUNERAL HOME
Johnson Funeral Home - Lake Charles
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Karl Lopez

Lake Charles - Karl Lynn Lopez 66, of Youngsville, LA, passed away June 5, 2021 in a Houston hospital surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Janice Robinson Lopez, two sons, Kyle Lopez of Louisville, KY, Kasey (wife Lesley) Lopez of Youngsville, LA and one daughter, Kayley Lopez of Lafayette, LA. He has one grandson, Kullen Lopez, one sister Theresa (husband Richard) Lopez Foreman of Reeves, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elson (Boone) Lopez and Zelma Landry Lopez.

Karl retired in 2016, from Conoco/Phillips offshore division, where he was a top Drilling Superintendent, after 41 ½ years with the company.

He was a member of The Buccaneers of Lake Charles since 1999, in which he served on the board in several positions. He loved dressing in his pirate gear and handing out trinkets to the kids. He had the honor of being chosen their 2019 Jean Lafitte and enjoyed every minute of it.

He was a member of the Mardi Gras Krewes, Krewe de Pirates and Krewe de la Maison de Calcasieu, where he was chosen to represent them as a Duke and later the honor of Captain.

He loved classic cars and drag raced in his younger years. After retirement, he acquired a 1972 Dodge Challenger and started entering it into car shows, where he won several awards.

Karl loved to travel and has been all around the world. He was a kind, wise man with an infectious smile and laugh. He would light up a room no matter where he was. He truly knew how to enjoy life.

Family will receive visitors, Sunday, June 13 between 4-8pm at University Baptist Church in Lake Charles and will resume Monday June 14 at 9am with service to follow at 11am. Burial will be at Bertrand Cemetery in Hathaway, LA, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Nick Wolfe.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.



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Published by The Advertiser from Jun. 10 to Jun. 11, 2021.
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Jun
13
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4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
University Baptist Church
, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jun
14
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University Baptist Church
, Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14
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11:00a.m.
University Baptist Church
, Lake Charles, Louisiana
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24 Entries
Mary Ellen Christich
June 13, 2021
Alex & Rachael Spears
June 11, 2021
Love and gonna miss you my brother
Craig Arabie
Friend
June 11, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. I remember that kind, happy face throughout neighborhood and school years for children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Ava Hyde
Ava Hyde
Neighbor
June 11, 2021
Such a Good Man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Reguards to his wife and family. RIP my Brother
Johnny & Linda Savoie
Friend
June 11, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Karl’s passing our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We are out of town but our thoughts are with you all

Susan and Mike McHugh
Susan & Mike McHugh
Friend
June 11, 2021
Knew Karl for 55+ Years, went to school together, graduated together, Lagrange and Sowela Tech, partied together, streetraced, dragraced together, Karl, You will be Dearly Missed by Your Friends, Family, God Bless You, Buddy, as Well as Your Family, RIP!!!!
John R. LeBlanc
Friend
June 10, 2021
Prayers and condolences going out to Janice and all the family. So many great precious memories together from drag racing to working together in the oilfield. No more suffering, Rest In Peace my dear brother in Christ.
Joe & Karla Tullos
Friend
June 10, 2021
What a good guy.
Eric Larson
Friend
June 10, 2021
This man was larger than life and a very good friend. He chose me to capture the active moments of his reign as Jean Lafitte in 2019 which was a fantastic honor I will always remember.
Thanks Karl for all the good memories; you will be missed and leave a void no one else can fill.
Rest In Peace my friend.


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Mike Majestic
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June 10, 2021
Just looking at these reminds me of all the good times we had growing up
Mike Majestic
Friend
June 10, 2021
I will forever miss Karl. He always made me feel like I was one of his family. Always asking how Troy, the boys or I was doing, wanting to know what we were up to, and always expressing how proud he was of us. I can hear him..."I proud of you, girl". I hope he knows that we were always proud of him too.
Angela Kiser
Friend
June 10, 2021
With sympathy, thinking of a Karl’s family in this difficult time. With love, Donna
Donna Ortego
Friend
June 10, 2021
To a long time friend that will truly be missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace my Brother!!
Eddie & Stephanie Smalley
Friend
June 10, 2021