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Louis Clave Riche "L.C." Jr.


He fought the good fight of faith. Now he is with his loving Jesus. L.C. Riche was a loving husband, father, brother, friend and Paw Paw. He went to be with Jesus on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at 9:20 p.m. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 75, a native of Evergreen and a resident of Baker for more than 50 years. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Monday, Dec. 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Road, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from noon until Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., celebrated by the Rev. Fred Youngs. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Peggy Diaville Riche; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Eddie Reynolds and Belinda and Mark Matte; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Louis "Hoube" Riche III, and Jason and Heather Riche; grandchildren, Shaye and E.J. Reynolds, Amy and Jacob Matte, Derek and Anne-Marie Fontenot, Alyssa and Kade Riche; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Camden; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Betty Riche, and Norris and Rita Riche; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, June Renee Fontenot; parents, Louis C. Riche Sr. and Lenora Descant Riche; sister, Beverly Riche Laborde; and brother-in-law, Robert Laborde. Pallbearers will be Hoube Riche, Jason Riche, E.J. Reynolds, Jacob Matte, Derek Fontenot and Kade Riche. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Reynolds, Mark Matte, Randy Riche, Christopher Riche and Keith Laborde. L.C. loved to work in his garden and work on cars in his body shop. He worked for Duplessis Cadillac for 34 years. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Chaplain and lifetime member of Jeb Stuart VFW Post 4224 in Baker. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War and was the recipient of the Good Conduct, National Defense, United Nations, and the Korean service medals. Dad could never say "thank you" enough, even through this battle, so we are passing down his legacy of kindness to all who touched his life. A special thanks to all of our family and friends for your prayers and visits, and to Dr. Gravois, Dr. Castine, Dr. Grissom, Dr. Smither, the fourth floor nursing staff at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet and to Jennifer with Audubon Home Health and St. Joseph Hospice. You may sign the online guestbook at


Morning Advocate December 13, 2009


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