Nathan Ray Thibodeaux

September 26, 1965 ~ September 25, 2010

Nathan Thibodeaux, 44, of Westlake died at 10:11 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in his residence with his family at his side.

Nathan was born in Mamou, Louisiana and has lived most of his life in Westlake. He was a 1983 graduate of Westlake High School and attended LSUE in Eunice. Nathan worked as a Captain for the Lake Charles Fire Department for over 22 years. He also worked 20 years part time for the Westlake Police Department. Nathan was a member of the Billiard Congress of America for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Westlake. Nathan was also a member of the Lake Charles Fire Fighters Local # 561. He loved hunting, fishing, billiards and out door activities.

He is survived by his wife of 7 years Angela Floyd Thibodeaux of Westlake, daughter Courtney Nicole Thibodeaux of Moss Bluff, two stepsons Dustin Jones of St. Louis, MO, and Colton McLeod of Ragley, LA, two step daughters Kara Benoit of Lake Charles, and Rachael McLeod of Ragley, one grandson Brody "Shooter" Soileau of Ragley, LA, three brothers: Roderick Thibodeaux and wife Sharon of Baton Rouge, LA, Kevin Thibodeaux of Westlake, LA, and Greg Thibodeaux and wife Katina of Lake Charles, his father Charles Thibodeaux and companion Vena and his mother Verline Marie Catoire Thibodeaux.

Nathan is preceded in death by his grandparents Elzia and Isabelle Thibodeaux.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM from the First Baptist Church in Westlake. Rev. Wayne McIntyre will officiate. Burial will be in Westlake Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the funeral home and will continue on Tuesday at 8:00 AM at the church.

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  1. Charles,Verline, Roderick,Kevin and Greg. So sorry for your loss. Everytime I saw Nathan he had smile and good things to say. I still remember the camping trips and the nights that yall would show up at the house. Especially Saturday afternoons when it was time for yall to go out with mom and dad. It seems like yesterday, time flies. May God comfort and bless yall in this time. Remember the good times, they make it easier.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Working with Nathan the past 2 years has been a wonderful and at times, difficult, experience due to his illness. I will miss hearing him respond to my, Hey, Sunshine, how are you? with Oh, just wonderful in his laid-back, monotone way. He was very sweet to deal with as a co-worker and my heart aches for your loss.You're all in my prayers,Debi K

  3. Nathan, you were always saying, Call me if you need me. And, you would always come. I'll never forget the time I rode with you to Port Arthur to see Bob in the hospital. Your radio volume was controlled by how fast you were driving. OH MY GOD! You could not get there fast enough! I truly believe that is the beginning of when my hearing went south. I never hollered so much in my life. What a ride. But, that's what you did for Big Bob, drove like a bat outta hell to get to him when he needed you. And he would do the same for you. You were a major part of our lives and you are truly a friend who will be deeply and daily missed. Rest in peace my friend. You've earned every crown you've got coming to you!

  4. We laid a friend to rest today. To be called his friend is an honor and to be apart of the magnificent service today was just incredible. I find myself speechless.

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