Raymond Paul Esthay

September 11, 1947 ~ January 7, 2011

Raymond Paul Esthay, 63, of LeBleu Settlement died Friday at a hunting club in Allen Parish.

Mr. Esthay was a native of Lake Charles and lived in LeBleu Settlement for 25 years. He was a pre-salesman for Beverage Sales for the past 35 years.

Mr. Esthay was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Double Ought Buck Shot Hunting Club.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah "Debbie" Pike Esthay; one son, Paul Joseph Esthay wife Shawnette of Chloe; two daughters, Wanda Joy Esthay Young husband Clint of Ragley, Leslie Rae Esthay of Lake Charles; three step sons, Billy Ray Ralls of Hector, AR, Cory Robert Kinder of Moss Bluff, Kevin Thomas Kinder of Lake Charles; one brother, Michael Esthay of The Woodlands Texas; two sisters, Theresa Stutes of Lake Charles and Linda Granger of Lake Charles. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Funeral service for Mr. Raymond Paul Esthay, 63, will be held Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM in Johnson's Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 12 noon-10:00 PM with a rosary at 6pm. Visitation will continue Sunday at 8:00 AM until time of service.

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  1. Debbie and family,May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of Raymond. You are in my thougts and prayers.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your loss Ms. Debbie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  3. Leslie ~ We're so incredibly sorry. i wish so much that you didn't have to go through this. you are an incredible friend and a loving mom. your dad did a fantastic job with you and he is reflected in the best of you, madi and abby today. we love you all so much. if you ever need anything, you know you can count on us. please don't feel alone. we're only a phone call away. All Our Love To Your Family,Tabatha Jake Conrad Kids

  4. Leslie and girls – I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and always. I love you all.

  5. Maddie, Ms Leslie, Abby and Sophia – I am really sorry about your loss. Hope you feel better soon about all this. I will pray for you every day and every night. Love you all.

  6. One of my greatest memories with Pop Esthay.I cut his 60th birthday picture out of the newspaper tapped it to the door at Chaissons Grocery were at the time I was an employee. Ma Debbie seen it went home to tell Pops. Dont think he didn't call me up at the store 🙂 Whos that OLD man you tapped to the window. I said Pops I'm not sure but he's a goodlooking man to be an old fart:) Pops will always be in my heart:)He was a wonderful husband,father,grandfather Pops:) MY thoughts and prayers will remain with his family friends. Love you all my Louisiana family:)

  7. To Raymond's family I would like to express my most heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry that I couldn't be there, as I have been away for many years. Raymond had been on my mind lately as we are trying to relocate back home and I was looking forward to going fishing with him again. We worked together for a number of years, and for a professional dart thrower, he was a pretty good beer man! Paul, I will look you up when I get home again. In the meantime, please give me a call at 360-977-0601. Debbie, I still have family there, and we are at your service if there is anything that needs tending to. Please don't hesitate to call on us. Again, I am so sorry I couldn't be there to pay my respects in person. I will miss him. God bless you and keep you. Sincerely,Alan Hyatt

  8. To the entire Esthay family. Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Raymond at Beverage Sales for 10 years. I will always remember the laughter and fun times we had together. I moved to Seattle 20 some years ago and would always, when in Lake Charles, go by Beverage Sales and try to see him. He will be missed by all.

  9. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad Wanda. I seen him not that long ago at Chaissons. I just found out that he worked at Beverage Sales with my cousins husband. My sincere condolences.

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