Gerald Wayne David

September 26, 1940 ~ February 26, 2024

Gerald Wayne David

Gerald Wayne David, 83, of Sulphur passed away at 5:58 AM on Monday, February 26, 2024 in a local hospice facility.

Mr. David was born on September 7, 1940 in Lake Charles where he lived until moving to Sulphur in 1986.  He was a graduate of Iowa High School 1958 and furthered his education at McNeese State College earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science.

He was a member of Maplewood First Baptist Church.  Mr. David worked for the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Detention Center for 36 years.  He began his career as a jail guard and became a probation officer before retiring as supervisor administrator.

He enjoyed the sound of Cajun music and self-taught himself to play the accordion to the best of his ability.

He leaves behind his son, Andrew Patrick David of Sulphur.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Alpha David and brothers, Robert and D.J. David.

Visitation will begin on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the Johnson Funeral Home chapel.  Cremation will follow the visitation.


Visitation: Sunday, March 3, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. I knew Jerry as a warm friendly guy and the husband of a close friend. At that time, some of his friends called him ” Canon”. Edie

  2. Gerald was our next door neighbor for 38 years. He was a good person and was especially close to my husband Don. He always came outside to visit and help when Don was out building a deer-blind or just working in his shop. Gerald joined the guys at the lease and though he didn’t hunt, he enjoyed being with them and riding his ATV at the land. Gerald was a follower of Christ, a good friend, and a supporter of law enforcement. His kindness to our family through the years will not be forgotten. We loved him.

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