Daniel Joseph Butch LeBlanc, Jr.

September 29, 1942 ~ June 20, 2011

Daniel Joseph LeBlanc, Jr., 68, of Lake Charles, LA died on June 20, 2011 in his residence.

Mr. LeBlanc was born September 29, 1942 in Lake Charles, LA, where he has lived most of his life. He was a 1960 graduate of Lake Charles High School, where he excelled in football, baseball, track, and basketball. Mr. LeBlanc also attended Louisiana State University, where he was a four year letterman in football and baseball. He received the Wigman Wiseman of American Award, was All SEC Sophomore at LSU, and was chosen for the All Star team for a number of years. He was a member of the American Bowling Congress and the LSU Sports Alumni. Mr. LeBlanc retired after forty years from Mobil Oil, where he worked as an offshore oilfield supervisor.

Mr. LeBlanc is survived by his sons, Luke Anthony "Rocky" LeBlanc and wife Wendy of Golden Meadow, LA, Gunny Lee LeBlanc and wife Jennifer of Prairieville, LA, and Daniel Joseph LeBlanc, III of Lake Charles, LA; mother, Jewell Coe LeBlanc; sisters, Geraldine "Gerry" LeBlanc Venissat Ewalt of Campbell, CA and Carolyn LeBlanc Truax of Lake Charles; Godchild, Vickie Venissat Maloney of Alameda, CA; and grandchildren, Arron Michael, Savannah, Brittney, and Jack LeBlanc.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Joseph LeBlanc, Sr.

His memorial service will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 PM until the start of the service.

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  1. Butch played an enormous role in making our high school years so memorable. I'm very thankful I got to see him at our recent 50th Reunion…

  2. Death shakes so many people, it reaches out and upsets the world of those you may not even imagine. I remember Butch from my youth, but he's really been a friend of my brother Jim for his lifetime. I could hear the terrible pain in my brothers voice when he left me the message about Butch having passed. In this Reach out and Touch Someone age of instant knowledge the news brought us isn't always that which we want to hear. I heard two sorrowful bits of news today, the first that our world lost such a good man as Butch, and the second was that my brothers heart was hurting so badly because he lost such a good friend, the type of friend that can just never be replaced. RIP Butch, the world is a better place because you were here and we were lucky enough to know you!

  3. I remember growing up with Butch as young boys and setting pens at his dads bowling alley across from Imaculate Conception Church. We bowled together, attended elementary school and high school together. He was, by far the toughest man to tackle one on one on a football field that I ever played against. He was a gifted natural athlete and I will always consider him a friend. My condolances to Jewell, Gerry, and Carolyn. Also to his three sons that I have never met. I left Lake Charles in 1961 and returned after retiring in 1999. I saw Butch several times at LCHS reunion functions (Kilties, etc.) and he always gave me a big hug. I also had the pleasure of seeing him play U. of Miami in 1963 while I was stationed at NAS Key West, Fl. Every yard he gained was a tough yard. LSU won the game 3 to 0.

  4. THE Danny Leblanc Family I have many fond memories of Danny. He was a great teammate and a great friend.Danny and his family will be remembered in our prayers.Don @ Nancy Schwab

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