EUNICE~With heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Herbert Thibodeaux announces his unexpected passing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 77 at Acadia General Hospital in Crowley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata. Rite of Committal will follow in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Cemetery with Father Joseph Tran Celebrant.
Herbert, known by many as "Bosco" proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired with Acadia Parish as a school bus driver and also retired from Ball Marketing. He was an avid farmer and had cattle. A proud and loving husband , father, brother, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly especially by his wife of 55 years, Peggy D. Thibodeaux of the Richard Community; one son, Kevin Thibodeaux and wife, Holly of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Lynn Walker and husband, Keith of Merryville and Michelle Simon and husband, Chester Simon, Jr. of Morse; two sisters, Lucy Lacasse of Iota and Myrtis Leonards and husband, Dickie of Livonia. His seven joys of his life his grandchildren, Sydney, Allison, Maggie, Jadyn, Trey, Rebecca and Carsyn and six great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends. "The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained."
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Celestine Daigle Thibodeaux; sister, Loicy Thibodeaux and a brother-in-law, Blanc Lacasse.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Friday, April 20th from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 am until time of services. Ladies Altar Society of Mowata will recite a Rosary at 6:00 pm Friday.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.