Funeral services were held for Mr. Dewey LeBlanc, 85, on Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the David Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brandon Miller serving as the officiant.
Entombment followed at Beau Pre Memorial Park.
Visitation was held on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
A native of Crowley and longtime resident of New Iberia, Dewey passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Conroe, Texas.
Dewey was born on Sept. 11, 1934. At the young age of 17, he left home to serve his country during the Korean War aboard the USS Thompson Naval ship sweeping for underwater mines.
He came home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Lou Ella. Together they built a family of six children and eventually settled in New Iberia.
He worked hard to provide for his family, driving long haul across the United States, then becoming a small business owner of LeBlanc Vaults and Monuments. He retired his business in 2005 at the age of 70.
He is survived by his children, Lillian Williams of Hammond, Christine LeBlanc of New Iberia, Janet Lefort (Guy) of Conroe, Texas, and Edward LeBlanc (Louella) of Bedias, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren who knew him as Père (Papa); and his brother, Fernis LeBlanc Sr. of Houma.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ella Istre LeBlanc; son, Michael Jack LeBlanc; daughter, Paula LeBlanc; grandson, Zachary; parents, Dewey Jack LeBlanc and Dometile Foreman Leger; siblings, Lena LeBlanc, Dorothy Mae Primeaux, Lawrence LeBlanc and Ray LeBlanc.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Edward LeBlanc, Joshua Migues, Kalem Bourque, EJ LeBlanc, Tyler LeBlanc, Jace Guidry, Aiden Haydel and Cade Guidry.
Family and friends may sign the guest register book and/or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St., 337-369-6336, is in charge of arrangements.