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Karl "Jody" Joseph Styron Jr.

July 28, 1981March 25, 2021
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We mourn the loss of our dear husband, father, brother, son, and friend to anyone he ever met. Karl “Jody” Joseph Styron Jr. was born to Karl and Jamie Styron on July 28, 1981 and passed away on March 25, 2021.

After graduating from South Cameron High School in 1999 Jody joined the Army where he served with honor for 4 years. After the Army he established Styron LLC with his father, Karl who was also his mentor and best friend. In 2011 Jody joined the Chevron family working offshore as an operator for more than six years. When his first child was born he traded the offshore work that he loved for a land based operator’s position with SASOL (subsequently purchased by LyondellBasell) to be home with his family.

Jody was a jack-of-all-trades; he very much enjoyed building and fixing boats and motors in his spare time and loved to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was an aspiring carpenter, always happy to build his wife anything she asked for. He had many hobbies, but the ones that brought the signature million-dollar smile to his face were hunting, fishing, singing, and cooking. Anyone lucky enough to have shared time with him in these activities knows his tagline, “living the dream.”

From the moment he became a father, Jody strived to be the best example and role model for his children. As soon as his truck pulled into the driveway after work each afternoon Kai and Kenna would run to the door excitedly bouncing up and down in anticipation of his body slams and tickles carefully tailored for each of them. In his vows he promised his wife to give her, “all the love I possess for as long as God will allow,” and that he did.

Our beloved Jody Styron is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife- Stephanie Styron, his children- Kai Joseph Styron and Kenna Lee Styron, his brothers- Cody James Styron and Matthew Kaine Styron, his nephews- Carter Kaine Styron and Levi Danger Liptak, his nieces- Calla Ann Styron and Penelope Trouble Liptak, his parents Karl and Jamie Styron, and many-many more.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will resume Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:00am until 10:30am with a rosary to be prayed a 9:00am. Funeral Service will be at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.com for the Styron family.

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  • Those left to cherish his memory include his wife- Stephanie Styron, his children- Kai Joseph Styron and Kenna Lee Styron, his brothers- Cody James Styron and Matthew Kaine Styron, his nephews- Carter Kaine Styron and Levi Danger Liptak, his nieces- Calla Ann Styron and Penelope Trouble Liptak, his parents Karl and Jamie Styron, and many many more.


    Our beloved Jody Styron is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

Karl "Jody" Joseph Styron Jr.

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Braam and Debbie Griesel

April 3, 2021

Jody... young man.... you took us in your home and showed us the time of our lives.... your humbleness and friendship will stay with us all the days of our lives.... you have the most wonderfull family.... Steph and the babies ..... we are so so sorry and is truly thinking about you.... Jody we will miss you dearly....... to all of the Styron family..... mom dad brothers.... our deepest condolences..... although we are back in South Africa now.... you all made serious impression on our lives.. may his love and memories live forever...

Edie LeBlanc

April 1, 2021

To the Styron Family, It was a pleasure to meet Jody and many of your family members years ago on Labor Day weekend. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you all since we heard the sad news. Just meeting you all for that short time was so obvious of how close your family is and how much you love and care for each other. I still remember the time my family spent in Creole, and it was a beautiful weekend. I will keep you all in my prayers, and I truly send you my deepest condolences. Jody was an awesome person, and I know he will be sadly missed forever. With our deepest sympathy, Edie LeBlanc and family

Bob Palmore

April 1, 2021

Karl, Twinkle, Cody, Matthew,

Suzy and I would like to convey our sincerest condolences. We cannot imagine your sense of loss and the sorrow you must be going through.

We did not know Jody as well as we do the rest of your family but we do know that he was raised in a loving, caring home, and grew up to be a thoughtful, strong, and gifted man. A loving son, a caring brother, a faithful husband, and a great father. The true results of your love for him and a happy childhood.

Thanks to you he knew his way around the marsh lands of southern Louisiana, just as Karl learned from his family-continuing a tradition that has been passed on from countless generations of Styrons, and will be passed on to countless more.

We are so grateful for the fact that he found Stephanie and was able to experience the truest blessing in this life, which is to find love and happiness with a family of his own. Even though he passed away too soon, he was at least given enough time to share this beautiful life with Stephanie, Kai, and Kenna.

We know as Christians our best days are always ahead of us, no matter what happens here. We all end up together in a place where sadness and pain do not exist. So it is with this thought that we can take some comfort in knowing that the passage of time will help, and that life, no matter how short, is a continual process of healing.

Sincerely,

Bob and Suzy Palmore

Mike Smith

March 30, 2021

Jody, I don't know how to even begin to say a goodbye to you man. I just know that I never thought of a time when I'd be digging through my memories to share something in the event of your passing. You were my brother Jody and you took me into your family circle with confidence and honesty. I hate that I miss you so much sometimes, especially in the pass couple of days. I know that if you were here you'd tell me "Mike, everything happens for a reason cap, this is all just temporary." my last memory with you was at your home in the backyard putting that play set together, I wish I would've stayed to help finish it. I'll always remember the person you were Jody, honest, caring and kind. I love you Jody, sleep well my brother.

Kelley Dee Christie

March 30, 2021

Always had a smile when he came to Bayou Food Stop. Especially during hunting season. Will be missed by so many people. Prayers for his family. He has the most beautiful children. Always smiling when I told him this. He loved his family. Love you Twinkle and Karl.


Sallie Sanders

March 30, 2021

Dearest friends,
I’m so very sorry for the loss of sweet Jody. I know you will miss him for the rest of your lives. I’ve been gone for a long time, but there was definitely a few years when Jody was like my own son. I just loved him. Please know all of you are held deep in my heart forever. You’re in my prayers. I hope peace will someday come.
Love to all of you,
Sallie Sanders

Mark Hill

March 30, 2021

I remember the frist time we met it was on helicopter going offshore
He was nervous and I messed with him the whole way, then I became his friend and teacher. Had lots of good times offshore made the hitch go by.

Diggie Roberts

March 30, 2021

Alligator season was always special and fun to us. Growing up with Jody, Cody, and Matt, we were more than family. And since kids I looked at Jody more like a brother. On this first day of alligator season we get to the boat launch only to find out Mat forgot the bullets, jody made him go back to get them after a million sarcastic remarks from us all. he gets back and then doesn't have the tags.... Remarks of ridicule and laughter ensues. Matt goes back gets the tags. Finally off to hunter. We pull the first gator up and...... Matt didnt bring a knife to cut the line. Jody just looks at matt and laughing said something to the effect of good job space cadet or something like that we all laughed and had a blast. This is the picture of us waiting on Matt. you can tell even though it was a bump in the road we all took it as another funny thing that always seemed to happen. Those smiles are how I will always see him in my heart. love ya Jody till the next season in the sky we share brother!

Jill Willis

March 30, 2021

Karl and Twinkle, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for you, his wife and children and all that loved him.

Daniel Peshoff

March 29, 2021

Jody will be missed dearly! He came from an amazing family! My whole family will be praying for all loved ones! Rest Easy friend!


Daniel Jr and Krysten Peshoff

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Biography

We mourn the loss of our dear husband, father, brother, son, and friend to anyone he ever met. Karl “Jody” Joseph Styron Jr. was born to Karl and Jamie Styron on July 28, 1981 and passed away on March 25, 2021.

After graduating from South Cameron High School in 1999 Jody joined the Army where he served with honor for 4 years. After the Army he established Styron LLC with his father, Karl who was also his mentor and best friend. In 2011 Jody joined the Chevron family working offshore as an operator for more than six years. When his first child was born he traded the offshore work that he loved for a land based operator’s position with SASOL (subsequently purchased by LyondellBasell) to be home with his family.

Jody was a jack-of-all-trades; he very much enjoyed building and fixing boats and motors in his spare time and loved to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was an aspiring carpenter, always happy to build his wife anything she asked for. He had many hobbies, but the ones that brought the signature million-dollar smile to his face were hunting, fishing, singing, and cooking. Anyone lucky enough to have shared time with him in these activities knows his tagline, “living the dream.”

From the moment he became a father, Jody strived to be the best example and role model for his children. As soon as his truck pulled into the driveway after work each afternoon Kai and Kenna would run to the door excitedly bouncing up and down in anticipation of his body slams and tickles carefully tailored for each of them. In his vows he promised his wife to give her, “all the love I possess for as long as God will allow,” and that he did.

Our beloved Jody Styron is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife- Stephanie Styron, his children- Kai Joseph Styron and Kenna Lee Styron, his brothers- Cody James Styron and Matthew Kaine Styron, his nephews- Carter Kaine Styron and Levi Danger Liptak, his nieces- Calla Ann Styron and Penelope Trouble Liptak, his parents Karl and Jamie Styron, and many-many more.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.
Visitation will resume Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:00am until 10:30am with a rosary to be prayed a 9:00am. Funeral Service will be at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.com for the Styron family.