Wilbert Joseph Thibodeaux
LAKE ARTHUR – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mr. Wilbert Joseph Thibodeaux, 86, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.
Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.
Funeral home visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, with a rosary being recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will continued at 8 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
Mr. Thibodeaux died Friday, September 6, 2013, at 9:30 p.m. in Jennings American Legion Hospital.
Mr. Thibodeaux was a native of Church Point and resided in Lumberton, Texas, for 40 years prior to moving back to Louisiana. He served his country in the United States Army and worked as a ship fitter in the construction industry. Mr. Thibodeaux loved his cars and loved to boil crawfish, thus becoming known as the “Crawfish Man” in Lumberton.
He is survived by three sons, Ricky (Nit) Thibodeaux and Terry Thibodeaux, both of Lake Arthur, and Glen Thibodeaux of Toledo Bend; three daughters, Geneva Hawthorne of Blanchard, Debbie (Mike) Cuellar of Sinton, Texas, and Tammie (Butch) Gary of Jennings; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Thibodeaux was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Marcelite Boudreaux Thibodeaux, and numerous brothers and sisters.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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