Lionel Joseph T-Boy LaBove

December 28, 1946 ~ October 27, 2011

Mr. Lionel Joseph "T-Boy" LaBove, 64, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011.

He was a native of Lake Charles and a resident of Grand Lake. For many years, Mr. LaBove was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church where he was an usher. He was very strong in his faith and dedicated to his church and prayer, as exemplified through his service as a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Mr. LaBove worked for Evangeline Maid Bread for 26 years and retired from E.A. Sween-Deli Express. He was voted outstanding vendor in Southwest Louisiana in 1995 and was also a member of the Krewe De Deaux Lac which he was king in 1995.

Mr. LaBove was a loving, happy and devoted family man and a true friend to those in his life. It was often said that he never met a stranger. Serving others brought him great satisfaction. He also enjoyed, hunting, fishing and spending time at his camp with friends and family.

Mr. LaBove is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Delores Theriot LaBove; daughter, Sheila LaBove Ford and husband Dr. Thomas Ford of Lake Charles; son, Shayne LaBove and wife Jeannie of Grand Lake; grandchildren, Justin and Aaron Newman, Trenton LaBove, Brittanie Manuel and Lyndsey Reed; step grandchildren, Phillip Broussard, Logan and Emily Ford, and Meredith and Kevin Brassette; and siblings, Leora Granager of Grand Lake, Larry LaBove of Cleveland, Texas, and Gloria "Deanie" and Tony Sullivan, also of Grand Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Savan and Ina Peshoff LaBove; sister, Sylvia Schultz, and brother, John D. LaBove.

Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Father Wayne LeBleu will officiate. Interment will follow at Grand Lake Community Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 3 until 9 p.m. with a rosary at 6p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Thomas Ford, Tony Sullivan, Sam Daigle, Ollin Saltzman, Mike Young, and Darren Labove.

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  1. Dear Delores and family, I am so sorry to hear of T-Boy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray that God's presence and strength will help you during this difficult time. There was never any doubt how much he dearly loved his family!

  2. Delores Labove Family,Our deepest sympathy in the loss of T-Boy..he was such a nice person.Our prayers thoughts will be with you all.Cathy Perry Smith, Tony Family

  3. Delores, the Sween family sends its thoughts and prayers to you and the LaBove family. T-boy was a tremendous individual and employee for many years. We will miss him but never forget him.

  4. Dr.Khan,Megan,Ashely and I wanted to let you know that we are keeping you all in our prayers. Thank you for letting us be a part of your family during your time of need. We really enjoyed our visits with you and we will miss seeing you guys at the office. He will always be my favorite S.O.B.:) I will never forget the look on his face when i wrote that and the laughs we had about it afterwards. We love you all and may God Bless and Guide you through this difficult time.

  5. Had the Johnsons webpage saved in my Computer and hadn't looked at it in a while… Was suprised to see that T-Boy, had died?… I think one of the last times I saw and talked to him was several years ago, when I was checking out my duck lease near the Coastal Club, and he and some younger fella, were back there too, checking out another blind, that he said he hunted from time to time… I'm sure that i had seen him around Boones Corner between now an then also, but i may of not been able to talk to him… I can still see him in his Delivery Truck driving down the road…-Kenny Hebert-

  6. I am so sorry I cannot be there in your time of sorrow. I will miss his smile and the little jokes he always had to tell. As Grand Knight of ST.Mary Council 11407, we will miss our Brother Knight who served his church faithfully.God bless you all. Terry Beard

  7. I have fond memories of speaking with T-Boy over the years at Deli Express.We will miss him dearly.Jan KroschDeli Express

  8. I loved my brother in law! TBoy always made me feel welcome. His gentle spirt and love of life was contagious! I miss him already! Love, Maggie

  9. I was sorry to hear about your loss. I hope God brings peace to your mind and comfort to your hearts to help ease the pain of letting go of your love one. May God bless you and keep you all.

  10. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I know Mr. T-Boy will be greatly missed by many. Our prayers are with you; please know God is good and merciful. If you need anything just give us a call.

  11. Sheila Shayne, My condolences goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of T-Boy passing. He was funny and loving to his family. May god be with you and your family as this time of your loss.

  12. Sheila…I am so sorry for your loss…Thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this difficult time..Sincerely,ileda

  13. Sorry I could not make the service. I am proud to have known T-boy, great guy, they don't get an better them him. May God Bless

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