Hilton Ray LaSage

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It’s with the great sadness that the family of Hilton Ray LaSage announces his sudden and unexpected passing from this life on July 7, 2018, at the age of 68.

Funeral Services for Hilton will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Father Charles McMillin officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 2:30-9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, July 11, 2018, from 8 a.m. until the time of his services.

Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery with Full Military Rites.

Hilton was born in Jennings to Nelson LaSage and Eva Martin LaSage on Jan. 10, 1950.

He was a graduate of Jennings High School Class of 1968. After graduation, Hilton went on to join the Marine Corps, where he served proudly for 20 years from Sept. 28, 1968, until Sept. 30, 1988. He retired as a Gunnery Sgt. with countless awards, promotional pins, medals and badges. Even after his retirement from the Marines Hilton remained loyal, devoted, and proud to have served his country, a true “Marine” always. He was commonly known as “Sarge.”

Upon returning to his hometown of Jennings, he acquired a job with Jennings American Legion Hospital, where he was Director of Environmental Services. Hilton was a very dedicated employee for the last 29 years and was still employed there. Hilton was also a member of the American Legion James O. Hall Post 19, where he was Sgt.-at-Arms. Amongst all of his accomplishments Hilton also enjoyed gardening, keeping up his lawn, preparing food for family gatherings and spending time with his loyal buddy “Spot.” Hilton was a very dedicated, motivated and inspirational man, as well as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son and brother. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Hilton leaves behind to cherish his memories five of his six children, his daughter, Roxanne L. Touchet (Ray) of Jennings, his four sons, Christopher R. LaSage (Nancy) of Cankton, Nelson LaSage (Janeen) of San Diego, Calif., Kevin LaSage (Elizabeth) of Lafayette and Brian LaSage (Michelle) of Mamou; his two brothers, Ronald LaSage (Cathy) of Carlyss and Darrell LaSage of Evangeline; his three sisters, JoAnn Leger (Terry) of Evangeline, Janelle Benoit (Mark) of Evangeline and Jennifer Cormier (Troy) of Jennings; his 11 grandchildren, Patrick, Brett, Brittany, Sabrina, Cody, Aaron, Alyssa, Stephanie, Jareath, Colby and Drake; and his 13 great-grandchildren.

Hilton was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Eva LaSage; his brother, Michael LaSage; maternal grandparents, Stanley and Bella Martin; his paternal grandparents, Christie LaSage and Agnes Doucet; his daughter, Misty Dawn LaSage; and his stepgrandson, Keaghyn.

Carrying Hilton to his final resting place will be Nelson LaSage, Kevin LaSage, Patrick Prejean, Jr., Brett Prejean, Aaron LaSage and Cody LaSage.

Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher LaSage, Jareath LaSage, Curt Guillory and Drake Duhon.

To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.

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