Eldridge Bill Comeaux

October 23, 1942 ~ December 5, 2010

Eldridge "Bill" Comeaux, 68, of Lake Charles died Sunday December 5, 2010 at a local care facility surrounded by his family.

A native of Rayne, Bill moved to Lake Charles at the age of 11. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School in 1960 and served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965, primarily aboard the vessel U.S.S. Long Beach. After his time in the service, Bill began his career in instrumentation with PPG until 1976. He then moved to Alaska working for ARCO/Alaska and retired from BP/AMACO in 2001, spending his entire career in the instrumentation field.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Eldridge "Bill" Comeaux, Sr. and Louise Marie LeBlanc Comeaux. Those left to cherish his precious memories are his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Cheryl Bult Comeaux, Lake Charles; daughter, Denise Norsworthy and her children Jason, along with his daughter Layla, of Lake Charles, and daughter Sarah Fontenot and husband Johnathan along with Holden Blaise Fontenot, who is expected to arrive in the next two weeks, of Iowa, LA; son Richard Keith Comeaux, Sr. and his children, son, Richard K. Comeaux, Jr., Anchorage, AK, and his daughter Kathryn Comeaux, Wasilla, AK; daughter Lita Comeaux-Bryant and husband Joshua and her children, Dylan, Ian, Mackenzie and Meril Bryant, all of Wasilla, AK; and brothers Greg Comeaux and wife Eileen, of Dickinson, TX and Clyde "Bim" and wife Lori Comeaux, Lake Charles.

As per Bill's request, no services or visitation are planned. Cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and staff of Pulmonary Associates of Southwest Louisiana for the extreme care that they have shown in the past five years as well as and the entire staff of Extended Care of Southwest Louisiana for making these past weeks such a meaningful part of their lives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association, National Rheumitoid Arthritis Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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  1. Cheryl, I'm so sorry about Billy's passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I can remember some fun time we had back in the old days. When I think of Billy I have a smile and warm feeling.

  2. Cheryl,Denise,Richard and Lita…I am so sorry that Bill is gone, I knew him as a good person; my thoughts are with you all.Alain Newman

  3. Dear Cheryl and Children, please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear husband father. I didn't know Bill well, but he was such a nice guy, and a joy to be around. Cheryl, you have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Take strength in knowing that Bill is with God and is praying for all of you. Love you, Row Ron Bourque

  4. Dear Cheryl,So Sorry to hear about Bill. Bonnie and I send our sympathies to you and the family.Bill and I were at PPG together and we hated to see all of you move away.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful teacher and great Instrumentation tech. We worked together at ARCO when I started in 1981. Bill was always generous with his time in helping others. My heart goes out to you, his family. robin

  6. I only met Bill once at Dennis's and Denise's wedding in Maryland but remember him fondly as a truly nice man. I know he will be missed by many. My condolances go out to Cheryl especially. You may not remember me but I am a good friend of your brother Dennis. God bless.Jeff

  7. My Billy Bear…. Oh the memories we all have of Center Street. I am so very glad that you were all together and were able to laugh and visit… Bill, you will be missed by all.Carolyn, Steve, Denise Eric

  8. To Cheryl and Children:I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We all had a lot of fun back in the old days in Alaska and Bill was a big part of that. I remember that great sense of humor he had which made your house such a fun place to be. Love to you all.

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