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J. William “Bill” Pucheu

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J. William “Bill” Pucheu

September 11, 1926 - June 15, 2015
Funeral services were held for J. William “Bill” Pucheu, 88, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 17. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Mr. Pucheu died Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence. He 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.
Survivors include his wife, Gay S. Pucheu of Ville Platte; three sons, William Douglas Pucheu and Guy Alfred Pucheu and his wife, Kim, all of Ville Platte, and Jay Anthony Pucheu and his wife, Beth, of Moreauville; two daughters, Paula Pucheu Guillory of Lafayette and Pamela Pucheu Reynoir and her husband, Vance, of New Orleans. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his eight grandchildren, Andrew Paul Guillory, Blaire Guillory Bobo, Zachary Alfred Pucheu, Joshua Joseph Pucheu, Victoria Anne “Torie” Lenox, Jacques Pucheu Reynoir, William Guthans Reynoir and Adele Vance Reynoir; and his five great-grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, J. Emile and Thelma F. Pucheu; one brother, Jacque Berchmans Pucheu; one sister, Mary Lynn Pucheu; and two grandsons, Adam Michael Guillory and William Matthew Guillory.
Father Jason Vidrine officiated.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte was in charge of arrangements.

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