L. J. Daigle, 85, a native of Iota, LA and long-time resident of Lake Charles passed from this life on February 20, 2020 in a local hospital.
L.J. was a loving father, grandfather, and devoted friend. He will forever be remembered by all as one of the most kind and generous people. He was called to care for people who were less fortunate, burdened, and in need. L.J.’s integrity was beyond reproach. He served with honor in the United States Army where he served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was captured and was a Prisoner of War. He was discharged from the United States Army as a Captain. Mr. Daigle attended SLI, lettered in track, and completed in several marathons. He was a pipefitter by trade and worked in the oil and gas industry until his retirement. One of L.J.’s greatest accomplishments was the day he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Onezia Prather Daigle, wife; Geneva Carter Daigle, grandson; Brennan Wade Daigle, siblings; Leota Perry, Mary Netherland, and Emma Schwarz.
L.J. leaves to cherish his memory his son, Albert Daigle, granddaughter; Lauren Nicole Daigle, great grandson; Corbin Ace Cupples, two sisters, Louise Bordelon and Rose Menou and husband Joe, best friends; Jimmy Bourque and wife Laurie, David Myers, Joyce Muller, Pete Guillory and a host of friends he made along life’s journey.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday, February 23, 2020 in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 8:30 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Dartez is to officiate. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Colors for a Cause of Louisiana.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com