Joseph Kent Marcantel, 52, of Lake Charles, LA died at 11:54 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Kent was born June 6, 1958 in Mamou, LA to James and Ruby Guillory Marcantel. He was a 1976 graduate of LaGrange High School and worked for twenty-seven years as a courier for FedEx. Kent was raised a member of the Catholic faith, and loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, barbequing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Kent is survived by his mother, Ruby Guillory Marcantel of Lake Charles; brothers, Darrell Marcantel and wife Susan of Westlake, Mitch Marcantel of Lake Charles, and Kevin Marcantel and wife Laura of San Antonio, TX; nephews, Chad Marcantel and wife Alyssa, Matthew Marcantel and Justin Marcantel, all of Westlake, LA, and Chris Long of San Antonio, TX; and nieces, Julianne and Ruby Marcantel of San Antonio, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Earl Marcantel.
His memorial service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. His body will be cremated following the service. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.