John Carlos Dubus, Jr.

June 12, 1941 ~ April 26, 2024

John Carlos Dubus, Jr., 82, RPh, of Lake Charles passed away Friday, April 26, 2024 in the comfort of his home.

Mr. Dubus was born in Crowley, LA June 12, 1941 to John Carlos Dubus, Sr. and Ozite Landry Dubus.  He was a graduate of Kaplan High School where he met his sweetheart Faye.  He began studies at Northeast Louisiana University, was a member of the R.O.T.C. and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and  Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  During his studies at Northeast,Mr. Dubus married his Bride Faye and following graduation, they made Lake Charles their home.  He worked fifty years as a Pharmacist in the Lake area, independently as owner of Dubus Pharmacy for fifteen of those years.  He looked forward to each new day and loved his job throughout his career.  He was a member of the Louisiana Pharmacy Association, American Pharmacy Association, National Pharmacy Association and the Kiwanis Club.  Mr. Dubus was also an admirable man of faith and family, who proudly raised three successful children, instilling in them and later his grandchildren, the importance of faith, prayer and family.  He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and Choir and  St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church where he was an usher.  He served as a devoted volunteer for the churches and was a member of the Cursillo Movement, ACTS retreats and team, men’s bible studies and was a RICA sponsor and  Confirmation sponsor for two of his granddaughters.  He came to be a voice of wisdom and influence to many; when he spoke, it was of great substance and value and others listened.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Dubus enjoyed time off for hunting and fishing.  His greatest joy was spending time with and doting on his Bride.  He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He loved his life, often woke singing as he started his day and radiated happiness through his smile as he shared his joyful spirit with countless others.  He was gentle and kind and gave the best great big bear hugs.

He leaves to honor his memory, his wife of sixty years, Faye Broussard Dubus of Lake Charles; daughter, Traci Dubus Gibson (J.J.); son, David Trent Dubus (Tasha) and seven grandchildren, Jessie Dubus Beckman (Travis) and Jarrett Dubus, Molli Gibson Aguillard (Jack) and Griffin Gibson, Bailey Dubus Doucet (Dustin), Blake Dubus (Samantha) and Grant Evans; three great-grandchildren, Baker Paul Doucet, Evangeline Doucet and Jaxon Dubus; sister-in-law, Charlene Dubus and sisters of heart, Vicki Vezina and Kim David.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, John Carlos “Trey” Dubus, III, brother, Andre Joseph Dubus and his parents.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.  Monsignor Jace Eskind will officiate.  Interment services will follow at Consolata Cemetery.  Visitation Monday will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with an ACTS rosary beginning at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will resume Tuesday at 8:00 AM in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for his service will be Jack Aguillard, Troy Broussard, Matt David, Dustin Doucet, Blake Dubus, Grant Evans, Griffin Gibson and Bud Glasgow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Abshire, D.L. Benoit, Maurice Bercier, Carl Comeaux, Tom Davies, Herschel Reaux, Calvin Rising and Larry Stiger.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Charles Retreat Center at or 2151 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy, Lake Charles, LA 70611.


Visitation: Monday, April 29, 2024
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Monday, April 29, 2024
7:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
11:00 am

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
5495 Elliott Road.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Faye, I’m so sorry to see this. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.
    Be;;e Durrett

  2. Candle 2I have such wonderful memories of Mr Carlos. He was a true southern gentleman with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. My deepest sympathies to Miss Faye and the Dubus family. You all will be in my prayers.
    Sharen Martin

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