Charles Melvin Lopez of Lake Arthur died on Jan. 14, 2014, at the age of 57.
Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating. Burial will follow in Lopez Cemetery.
The Lopez family requests visitation be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 2:30-9 p.m. with a rosary led by Carol Lopez at 6 p.m. Beginning at 6:30, Reverend Gordon St. Germain will then give words of comfort to his family and friends. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 until the time of his funeral services.
Charles was born in Jennings to the late Alvin Lopez and the late Norma Lee Simon Lopez on Jan. 24, 1956. He worked in the oilfield most of his life. Charles enjoyed woodworking. He especially loved to be outdoors, hunting and camping. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Charles is survived by his wife, Diane Fontenot Lopez of Longview, Texas; two sons, Randall Lopez of Jennings and Randy Lopez of Yuma, Ariz.; one daughter, Miranda Bouley of Longview, Texas; one brother, Johnny (Tina) Lopez of Jennings; one sister, Darlene Morvant Dupuis of Lake Arthur; his mother-in-law, Grace Fontenot of Longview, Texas; two grandchildren, Michael and Cianna Lopez; and his two godchildren, Alexis St. Germaine and Jessica Lyn Morvant.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Norma Lopez; one brother, Wade Ray Lopez; and his father-in-law, Curtis Fontenot Sr.
Carrying Charles to his eternal resting place will be Randall Lopez, Randy Lopez, Billy Morvant, Michael Morvant, Jared Morvant and Trey Morvant. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Lopez, Johnny Lopez, Ethan Morvant and Eric DeLascasa.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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