May 4, 1947 – Oct. 12, 2019

Funeral service for Mr. John Levy Lodrigue Jr. will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Cunningham officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will follow at Emmanuel Cemetery near Chopin.  The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Blanchard-St. Denis. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

John, 72 and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Natchitoches. He was born May 4, 1947, to John Levy Lodrigue Sr. and Lucille Chaisson Lodrigue in Cloutierville. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Lavane Rachal and Rita Hernandez.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. John retired with 35 years of service with the City of Natchitoches Police Department and later worked for the City Marshall’s office. Outside of law enforcement, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially squirrel hunting, fishing and spending time at the deer camp sharing stories. He loved to play baseball and softball and enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball teams. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his sons, Sean Lodrigue and wife Kelsey and Shane Lodrique and wife Crystal; his girlfriend, Connie Lewis; grandchildren, Josh Lodrique, Jacob Lodrigue and wife Natalie, Jayden Lodrigue, and Parker Martin; great-grandchildren, Levi and Landri Lodrigue; brother, Tony Lodrigue; sisters, Romona Roundtree and Gayle Hodges; former wife and mother of his children, Carolyn Lodrigue; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.