OBITUARY

Robert Arabie

April 4, 1935March 30, 2019
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Robert "Bobby" Arabie, age 83, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away peacefully five days before his 84th birthday on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Robert was born on April 4, 1935 in Fenton, Louisiana, and passed after a brief battle with a brain tumor in Lake Charles, Louisiana under Harbor Hospice care.

Robert was a graduate of Gillis High School and served in US Army and was stationed in Korea. He worked for many years at Livingston Ship Yard in Orange, Texas until they closed their doors. He retired from KJ's Services in Sulphur. Robert was a quiet man, but he never failed to show his love for his family through his presence like going to all of his grandkids events. When he spoke it was worth listening to. He was passionate about keeping his yard perfect. He also enjoyed watching Nascar, Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, LSU, and Saints football.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brubaker Arabie, son-in-law, Mike Duplichan, parents, Melville Arabie, Sr. and Agate Vidrine Arabie, five brothers, Wesley, Alvin, Willis, Melville Jr., and Harry Arabie, and two sisters, Bernice Arabie and Louise Guillory.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Barbara Duplichan of Moss Bluff, and Mari Mears of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Brandon Duplichan, Matt Duplichan and wife, Whitney, and Erica Barnhart and husband, Cody; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Sawyer, Stormie, Hayes, Stryker, Stella, and Walker; brother, Wilson Arabie of Moss Bluff; a sister, Vena Guillory and husband, Charles of Moss Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Reverend Jeremy Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be held 4:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Arabie family.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brubaker Arabie, son-in-law, Mike Duplichan, parents, Melville Arabie, Sr. and Agate Vidrine Arabie, five brothers, Wesley, Alvin, Willis, Melville Jr., and Harry Arabie, and two sisters, Bernice Arabie and Louise Guillory.

    Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Barbara Duplichan of Moss Bluff, and Mari Mears of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Brandon Duplichan, Matt Duplichan and wife, Whitney, and Erica Barnhart and husband, Cody; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Sawyer, Stormie, Hayes, Stryker, Stella, and Walker; brother, Wilson Arabie of Moss Bluff; a sister, Vena Guillory and husband, Charles of Moss Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pat Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Mike Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Daigle, Active Pallbearer
  • Butch Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Frank Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Quent Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Brent Arabie, Active Pallbearer
  • Gary Faul, Active Pallbearer
  • Frank Smith, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert Arabie

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Roger Erickson

April 3, 2019

I have lived across the street from Mr. Arabie since 2002. He was always very helpful and gave me lots of advice on how to do various projects in my home, whether it was fencing, trees, roofs, or plumbing. He even helped me with my first race car by welding some safety gear into it back in 2003! I always saw every Sunday his family coming over to visit, which I though was great. He was a blessing to me personally and I will miss him tremendously. My prayers for all of his children, grandchildren, and everyone who was impacted by his kindness and helpfulness.

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Biography

Robert "Bobby" Arabie, age 83, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away peacefully five days before his 84th birthday on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Robert was born on April 4, 1935 in Fenton, Louisiana, and passed after a brief battle with a brain tumor in Lake Charles, Louisiana under Harbor Hospice care.

Robert was a graduate of Gillis High School and served in US Army and was stationed in Korea. He worked for many years at Livingston Ship Yard in Orange, Texas until they closed their doors. He retired from KJ's Services in Sulphur. Robert was a quiet man, but he never failed to show his love for his family through his presence like going to all of his grandkids events. When he spoke it was worth listening to. He was passionate about keeping his yard perfect. He also enjoyed watching Nascar, Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, LSU, and Saints football.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brubaker Arabie, son-in-law, Mike Duplichan, parents, Melville Arabie, Sr. and Agate Vidrine Arabie, five brothers, Wesley, Alvin, Willis, Melville Jr., and Harry Arabie, and two sisters, Bernice Arabie and Louise Guillory.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Barbara Duplichan of Moss Bluff, and Mari Mears of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Brandon Duplichan, Matt Duplichan and wife, Whitney, and Erica Barnhart and husband, Cody; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Sawyer, Stormie, Hayes, Stryker, Stella, and Walker; brother, Wilson Arabie of Moss Bluff; a sister, Vena Guillory and husband, Charles of Moss Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. Reverend Jeremy Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be held 4:30 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Arabie family.