Curtis Wayne Hoffpauir

June 28, 1922 ~ April 14, 2011

Curtis Wayne Hoffpauir, 88, died Thursday evening, April 14, 2011, in Jennings, with his loving family at his side.

Born and raised in Crowley, Mr. Hoffpauir attended Crowley schools and then served his country in the U. S. Air Force for four years during World War II, moving to Lake Charles in 1954. He was President and CEO of Layne Louisiana, Inc., Layne Construction Company, Water Resources, Inc., and Cameron Enterprises, Inc. He was Vice President and General Manager of Layne Singer for several years.

Mr. Hoffpauir was gifted with the opportunities to pursue his passions, hunting and fishing, having owned and operated for thirty years "Canard, Inc. Hunting and Fishing Lodge," located east southeast of Lake Misere and for twenty-five years Little Burn Hunting and Fishing Lodge, located in the Gibbstown Bridge area (now known as Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge), where sports from all over the country made many great hunts and even more great memories. He was an awesome story-teller and entertainer for his guests and family.

His greatest joy was spending time with the love of his life, Martha Elizabeth Morgan Hoffpauir, and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He came to know the Lord in a very personal way in the sunset of his life and freely shared that relationship with his family and others.

He is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Duane Logan and husband Roger of Moss Bluff; one son, Earl Jackson Hoffpauir of Lake Charles; two granddaughters, Michelle Keller and husband Eric of Destrehan and Christel Guins and husband Doug of Moss Bluff; two grandsons, Douglas Logan of Moss Bluff and Garrett Cy Hoffpauir and wife Kourtney of Iowa; six great grandchildren, Courtney Logan, Annabelle Guins, and Rhys, Evan and Lianne Keller and Kourtlyn Alyse Hoffpauir.

Mr. Hoffpauir was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Martha Morgan Hoffpauir; one son, Donald Hoffpauir; and one grandson, Colter Drake Hoffpauir.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2011, in Ebenezer Cemetery in Crowley, Louisiana, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Cavenah will officiate.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the gentle, kind and compassionate care given their beloved father to the staff of the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home and the doctors and staff of Odyssey Hospice.

Memorial donations in Mr. Hoffpauir's memory may be made to the Colter Drake Hoffpauir Memorial Fund, % E-3 Partners Ministry, No. 385, 2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 2600, Plano, TX 75075 or the Colter Drake Hoffpauir Memorial Scholarship, McNeese Foundation, Box 91989, Lake Charles, LA 70609.

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  1. Earl,I am so sorry to read of your Dad's passing…He is now with our Lord and playing with Drake…Love to you and your family, Fifi

  2. I was so very sorry to see Wayne's obituary in today's paper. I had hoped to get to Jennings to see him, but didn't make it in time. I have so many wonderful memories of Wayne and Martha, Sonny and me—quail-hunting trips to Georgia, browsing antique shops with Martha, times at Wayne's hunting camp—always the perfect host! Wayne made one of his infrequent trips to Lake Charles in 1995 to honor Sonny by serving as a pall bearer for him, and I will always be grateful for that. Wayne was the epitome of the gentle-man, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to all his family.

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Wayne was a true friend, client,Hunting Master and mentor over the years. It was a privilege to know him.Sincerely,Bob Fenet

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