VILLE PLATTE- It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of J. William "Bill" Pucheu, age 88, announces his passing on Monday, June 15, 2015 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1 PM in Ville Platte. A burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Mario Romero as celebrant and Father Jason Vidrine co-celebrant.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Bill will be greatly missed by his wife, Gay S. Pucheu of Ville Platte, sons, William Douglas Pucheu of Ville Platte, Guy Alfred Pucheu and wife Kim of Ville Platte, Jay Anthony Pucheu and wife Beth of Moreauville, daughters, Paula Pucheu Guillory of Lafayette and Pamela Pucheu Reynoir and husband Vance of New Orleans. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 8 grandchildren: Andrew Paul Guillory, Blaire Guillory Bobo, Zachary Alfred Pucheu, Joshua Joseph Pucheu, Victoria Anne "Torie" Lenox, Jacques Pucheu Reynoir, William Guthans Reynoir, Adele Vance Reynoir and his 5 great grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, J. Emile and Thelma F. Pucheu, brother, Jacque Berchmans Pucheu, sister, Mary Lynn Pucheu and grandsons, Adam Michael Guillory and William Matthew Guillory.
Mr. Pucheu enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17 and served his country in World War II. He was a graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now ULL) and LSU Law School. He practiced law in Ville Platte for many years and served two terms as Assistant District Attorney and four terms as District Attorney of Evangeline Parish, retiring in 1996. He was a lifelong resident of Ville Platte, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a longtime retreat captain at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House, and an avid golfer.
At the request of the Pucheu family, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 3 PM until 9 PM and will reopen again on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10 AM until time of services. A rosary will be recited in Mr. Pucheu's honor on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 6 PM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Pucheu family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.