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William "Bill" Kent Manuel

April 19, 1959October 8, 2021

William “Bill” Manuel, 62, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2021 in a local hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of Lake Charles and a member of Glad Tidings Church. He had a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from LSU and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University. Bill was a Safety Supervisor at Performance Contractors Inc., and a former Insurance Investigator.

Bill was a Christian man, who prayed for his family on a daily basis and made it a priority to attend church regularly. Bill never met a stranger; he was a loyal friend to so many! He loved his family and friends without a doubt. He was a huge football fan of LSU and the Dallas Cowboys. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed playing golf, traveling to sporting events and visiting with friends. You could find him walking on a regular basis at the McNeese track to get in his daily exercise. The highlight of his life was coaching softball and little league sports, watching his son, Joe play sports and enjoying quality time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his two sons, Joshua Manuel and Joseph Manuel of Lake Charles, LA; daughter, Regan Theriot and Brandon of Pine Prairie; brothers, Leonard Manuel of Lake Charles, Paul Manuel of Tacoma, WA; Barry Manuel of Miami, FL; sisters, Cathy Love of Eunice; Gwen Laviolette of Duson and Debra Thibodeaux of Conroe, TX; grandchildren, Landon and Callie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dudley and Omalee Manuel, brother, Dudley Manuel, Jr.

Visitation will be Monday, October 11, 2021 from 11:00am until 3:00pm at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Funeral Service will begin at 3:00pm. Dr. Norman Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery then a family and friends gathering at Seafood Palace Restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the children of Bill to help with funeral expenses. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his two sons, Joshua Manuel of Lake Charles and Joseph Manuel of New Orleans, LA; daughter, Regan Theriot and Brandon of Pine Prairie; brothers, Leonard Manuel of Lake Charles, Paul Manuel of Tacoma, WA; Barry Manuel of Miami, FL; sisters, Cathy Love of Eunice; Gwen Laviolette of Duson and Debra Thibodeaux of Conroe, TX; grandchildren, Landon and Callie.


    He is preceded in death by his parents, Dudley and Omalee Manuel, brother, Dudley Manuel, Jr.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, October 11, 2021

Memories

William "Bill" Kent Manuel

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Kaitlyn Orillion

October 11, 2021

Where do I begin, as soon as I got out in the plant you became my friend. You looked after me from the day I got there to the day we were sent home when you got covid. You were the reason I looked forward to going to work. You gave me plenty of advice and stories and kept me on my toes with all your jokes. Everyday we you would talk on the phone with joejoe and I’d make jokes to you saying he was my boyfriend and you would just tell me hush joe’s a prayer and this that. I would still just egg you on. You would never let me play music in your truck when we road around the site. It was never a dull moment with you. We became incurable and partners in crime at work. I will always remember you and all of our jokes/ stories together

RICK EISNER

October 11, 2021

Bill is a great guy who loved his family and had a heart of gold! I have quite possibly never seen anyone as proud of their son as Bill is of Joe. I am honored to call him my friend and we also shared the same church for the past 10 years. My fondest memories of Bill were at soccer games both at the Calcasieu Eagles and especially playing for SLC. We would always chat before the games and after and watching them play, and police so so well, our memories that he and I have always cherished. Bill is a child of God, and truly cherished his relationship with the Lord. Today he is in Heaven looking over us. Love you Bill, and I’ll see you again.

Kathy Love

October 9, 2021

One of my best memories of Bill is reading his daily prayer ! Every morning! Just growing up with Bill was fun ! One of best memories is of him when he would come to my house often when my kids were little and pick at them ! But he was a great uncle and the best brother ever ! Love you Bill rip

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY