Oct. 5, 1931-June 18, 2018

A service to honor the life of Mr. Willey Jean LeBlanc Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with the Rev. Brian Seiler officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service with a Holy Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Willey, 86, of Natchitoches, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Monday, Oct. 5, 1931, to Willie LeBlanc Sr. and Magdeline Lyall LeBlanc in Houma.

Willey proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

Willey married the love of his life, Eula Mae July 18, 1954.  “Hoss” and “PawPaw Willey” as he was affectionately known, was an avid lover of the outdoors.  He enjoyed fishing, and tending to his garden, the fruit trees, and muscadine vines were his favorite.  Willey, also referred to as “Coach” from time to time, served as a scout leader for youth sports programs. He loved to watch westerns and enjoyed fine tuning his woodworking and carpentry skills in his free time.  He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 64 years,  Eula Mae Boudreaux LeBlanc ; sons, Thomas and wife Tammy LeBlanc and Larry and wife Tracee LeBlanc; grandchildren, Jonathon LeBlanc, Sara and husband Jared Knight, John and wife Jami Robinson, and Leah LeBlanc; great-grandchildren,  Allisa, Kaylee and Kennedi LeBlanc, Candace Knight and Roni and Will Robinson; as well as a special friend who was like a daughter, Judy Fondren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Richard and Gary LeBlanc; sister, Earline and husband Walter Wheelahan; and brother, Mickey LeBlanc.

The family would like to take this opportunity to express its appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Natchitoches as well as Natchitoches Community Care Center for their loving care during Willey’s final days.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Louisiana Chapter of Heart Gift at www.heartgift.org