Oberlin-Funeral service for Jack LeBlanc, 85, will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Friday, April 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. Rev. Jacob Conner will officiate. Burial will follow in Oberlin Cemetery under the direction of Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oberlin. The family will receive visitors Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 11- 9 p.m. at Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oberlin. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Jack was a lifelong resident of Oberlin. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Doris, for 47 years. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, who worked hard to provide for his family. He served six years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Midway. He worked in law enforcement for a total of 44 years between the LA State Troopers Office Troop D and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Department. While at the Sheriff’s Department he worked as a detective and a firearms instructor. He retired as an Allen Parish Chief Deputy Sheriff. He was a bus driver for the Allen Parish School Board from 1975 until 1988. He loved the outdoors, painting, drawing and wood working. He was an excellent carpenter. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of St Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include two sons, Gary LeBlanc and wife, Janet, of Baton Rouge; John Kent LeBlanc and wife, Tina, of Oberlin; two daughters, Jill Langlinais and husband, Kent David, of New Iberia; Deane Broussard and husband, Mark, of Baton Rouge; five sisters; Trixie Cart of Crowly; Emily Sanchez of Houston; JoAnn Quirk and husband, Pat, of Oklahoma; Lucille Herbert of Lafayette; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Doris LeBlanc; his parents, Gaston and Beatrice Lina LeBlanc; one brother, Gaston “Bus” LeBlanc; and one sister, Bobbie Ronchart.