Joseph Kent Marcantel

June 6, 1958 ~ March 31, 2011

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.

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  1. Darrell Susan,We are very sorry to hear of your loss and pray for your comfort during this time of grief. Please let Marcy and I know if there is anything we can do to help.In His Name,James

  2. I had a few classes with Kent and I also went out with him once. My friends lived across the street from him while in school. I thought very highly of Kent as he was always so polite and his smile was awesome. I am sure he will be missed. I send my deepest condolences to his family.

  3. I had several classes with Kent over the years at LaGrange. But I remember best was the rather unique way that he signed my year book. I am sure he signed others in the same way. I was looking forward to seeing him again in June at the Reunion. My prayers and condolence to the family.

  4. I loved Kent so much as a friend in high school and knew him well. He always made me laugh. I wished I had known him better in the past. He will be missed very much! My Condolence to his family. He was such a great friend.

  5. I worked with Kent for 27 years, he was a great individual. The last couple of years were very rough for him, and I pray for him, may he rest in peace now. A friend I'll always remember.May God bless his family……Larry Fontenot

  6. Kent was a very good friend of mine in high school. I spoke with him 5 years ago about coming to our 30th High School reunion. I wish we had met again before he passed. My heart goes out to you…his family…especially his mom…at this time.Shelly

  7. My condolences to all of the family of Kent. I worked with Kent at FedEx for 14 yrs before transferring over to the New Orleans area. Kent and my Dad were going through Chemo at the same time and my Dad told me about Kent. My Dad passed in February also. I am so sorry for your loss.

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