OBITUARY

Elies "Tibby" Thibodeaux

January 27, 1922May 10, 2014
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The family of Elies "Tibby" Thibodeaux sadly announces the death of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Tibby Thibodeaux, age 92, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Born on January 27, 1922 in Morse, Louisiana, he grew up on the family farm. At the beginning of World War II, he entered the Coast Guard. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters from 1942 to 1945 as a radar man on the USS General Scott. During the war years he met the love of his life, Louise King, in San Francisco. They married in 1946 and moved to Lake Charles where he completed Business College in 1947. Tibby was a lumberman, residential home designer, and realtor. He was employed for many years and in many capacities by Powell Lumber Company and WKN Real Estate. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Southwest Louisiana Lumber Dealers Association. He also served many years as the Treasurer of the Southwest Louisiana Board of Realtors. Tibby was active for many years with the fat stock show and rodeo and was a past President of the Southwest District Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. He was active in the PTA serving as president of the Fourth Ward PTA and on the committee to merge the Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish school systems. He served on Scout Troop Committee for Scout Troop 20 and served as president of the Lake Charles High Band Booster Club in 1969. Tibby was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lake Charles where he served as general Sunday School Secretary for twelve years and on the Board of Ushers for 12 years. He was a mason, and a 32nd degree KCCH of the Scottish rite. He was a past master of Rudolph Krause Lodge #433. He was a Shriner and a member of Habibi Temple. Tibby Thibodeaux had a love of music and played the organ and his French accordion at his church and at Masonic functions. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Louise King Thibodeaux of Lake Charles; his son, Terry Thibodeaux and wife Martina Thibodeaux of Lake Charles; his granddaughter, Charlene Aguillard and husband Robert Aguillard of Lake Charles; his grandson, Steven Thibodeaux and wife Kristy Thibodeaux of Austin, TX; two grandchildren, Alex and Drew Aguillard of Lake Charles; and a brother, Nickrest Thibodeaux of Crowley. He is preceded in death by his parents, Deluce and Elodie Thibodeaux; and his sisters, Nedia Thibodeaux Myers and Vivian Thibodeaux Duhon. Visiting hours will be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 with Masonic rites to follow at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 14, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Elies "Tibby" Thibodeaux

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Steve and Linda (Sissy) King

May 14, 2014

Steve and I will deeply miss Uncle Tibby. He and Aunt Louise were always so hospitable to us when we came down to visit. We loved listening to him play the organ and tell jokes. We also loved going crab fishing, and then bringing what was caught back to have Uncle Tibby cook it for dinner. Our prayers go out to everyone who knew Uncle Tibby, especially his family, for he will be missed, but never forgotten. I can just imagine Uncle Tibby right now playing the organ in heaven and my mom and dad dancing to the beat! Till we see you again, Uncle Tibby!

May 14, 2014

So very saddened to hear about Uncle Tibby. Our hearts go out to Aunt Louise, Terry Dale and the rest of the family. He will always be remembered in our hearts. May God Bless you all and wrap his love around you......Jim & Karen Noto and Noah & Faye King

Alyssa, Don, Kalynn & Kara Jarvis (Knox)

May 13, 2014

We are keeping y'all in prayer. So sorry for your loss. Love you all. I'll miss you Uncle Tibby but I know we'll see you again. I'm sure he's playing that accordion for our Lord and Savior right now.

May 13, 2014

George and I are so saddened at the loss of Uncle Tibby. He and Aunt Louise have very special places in my heart. Watching the video brings back so many fond memories. He was a grand person and I am honored to have had him in my life. He will be missed greatly. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Much Love,
George and Shela Murphy

May 13, 2014

Charlene, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you mourn your grandfather. But remember the love and happy times! God Bless, Jill Breaux

Seth & DeAnn Knox

May 13, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Tracy Diuguid

May 13, 2014

Miss you uncle Tibby!!

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