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Donald Edward Roy

December 14, 1937 ~ June 23, 2024

Donald Edward Roy, 86, of Lake Charles, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Donald was born in Eunice, LA. on December 14, 1937, to Louis Sr. and Alma Roy. He was a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana and enjoyed everything that Cajun life had to offer. He was proud to serve his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

He was beloved by family and friends for his hospitality, his joy of cooking and making lasting memories. He was a proud “do it yourself” enthusiast with home building and repairs, and was mechanically inclined to fix anything with a problem. He was an adventurous traveler as part of his early days in the Navy, and desire for traveling was carried over throughout his entire life where he enjoyed vacationing with family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; Nancy Kerr Roy, children; Terry Roy, Mark Roy (Carie), Julie Davidson, Chuck McCauley (Anne), Becky Jones (Robert), Tracy Leger (Carroll), Lisa Broussard (Ronald), sisters Carol Hannah, Geraldine Deshotel, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother; Louis Roy Jr. sister; Theresa Jones son; Greg Roy and grandson, Chase Griffith.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00PM, at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA. 70605. Visitation will continue Friday, at 8:30AM until 9:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM Friday, June 28, 2024, at St. Margaret Catholic Church, 2500 Enterprise Blvd. Lake Charles, LA. 70601. Burial will follow the Mass at Consolata Cemetery.

Services

Visitation: Thursday, June 27, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Thursday, June 27, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Friday, June 28, 2024
8:30 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, June 28, 2024
10:00 am

St. Margaret Catholic Church
2500 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601


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  1. Donald Roy is my dad’s first cousin.
    He would attend ultreya at st. Margret for years and we would sometimes group together. He was so kind and generous with me. He shared his memories of my father with me. I cherished those stories. But he was so very special to me, literally set apart. I will miss him to I hope to see him again. Reggie

  2. Sorry to hear about Don Roy. I had the privilege of working with him for several years at Hercules/Himont/Montell. Always had a smile on his face! I’m so sorry for your loss as he was a great guy! Please accept my condolences as I will be out of town for the funeral.

  3. Candle 1Nancy, our sincere condolences on Donald’s passing. He was a great guy and was always happy to greet us at the Saturday afternoon mass. He will be missed 😢! May he rest forever in the arms of our risen Savior!

  4. Candle 7Mrs. Nancy and Family, my sincerest condolences on your family’s loss. I surely will miss my neighbor and the visits at church on Sunday mornings. God bless and may he rest in peace.

    Regina Guidry/Realtor

  5. Mark and Julie, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember all the times spent together during Mark and Kevin’s football days. Know you will miss him terribly.
    Prayers offered for your dad and all the family during these sad times. May he rest in peace with our Lord.

  6. It is with sadness that I read about Don. I always remember my grandmother and greandfather, Inez & Adius (Pecon) Courville speaking of Don Roy & him visiting my grandparents. I will always remember his kindness. Pleaes know you are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. Carla Churchman Babin (daughter of Madeline Courville Churchman & Dr. Carl Churchman. I am, Carla Babin

  7. I pray for peace and understanding through this difficult time.🙏
    My deepest condolences!

  8. Donald and I would take turns driving to Ultreya on Thursday nights, and I ended up joining the Spiritual Group meetings that him, Don Simon and Sam Breaux had at Christ the King Church Hall every Friday afternoon until Covid! We also attended Silent Retreat at Grand Coteau together. Those were some of my best days when we were all together! These were some of the best times of my life! We surely will miss you,Donald, dearly. Until we meet again Donald, Pray for us as we pray for you!


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