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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Derwin "Billy" Lyman DuBose

January 10, 1929June 24, 2020
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INDIAN BAYOU – Graveside services will be celebrated for Derwin Lyman “Billy” DuBose, age 91, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Indian Bayou United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating.

A native of Indian Bayou and resident of New Iberia, Mr. DuBose passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. DuBose was a Veteran of the US Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture form SLI. After college he was employed with the State of Louisiana as a Health Inspector for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge 193 in New Iberia and held the rank of 32nd Degree. Mr. DuBose loved guns and was a Master Class Pistol Shooter. He was able to enjoy both his retirement and love of guns by serving as Range Master and Firearms Instructor for the New Iberia Police Department and also St. Martin Sheriff Department for more than 15 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors tending to his many rose gardens.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen DuBose Throop of New Iberia; his son, John Howell DuBose and wife Veronica of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Victoria Throop and Zachary Throop; two sisters, Sybil Brouillette of Alexandria and JoAnn Foreman of Indian Bayou; one brother, Donnie DuBose and wife Rose of Lafayette and his sister in law, Shirley DuBose of Indian Bayou.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Joye Sarver DuBose; parents, James Kirby and Winnie Perry DuBose; one granddaughter, Kristi Gayle Throop; his son in law, Glenn Throop; one sister, Margie Garrett and four brothers, J.K. DuBose, Wheeler DuBose, Mims DuBose and Calvin DuBose.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Indian Bayou United Methodist Church, 1029 LA 700, Rayne, LA 70570.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • John Howell DuBose (Veronica), Son
  • Karen DuBose Throop, Daughter
  • Victoria Throop, Grandchild
  • Zachary Throop, Grandson
  • Donnie DuBose (Rose), Brother
  • Sybil Brouillette, Sister
  • JoAnn Foreman, Sister
  • Shirley DuBose, Sister-in-law
  • Mattie Joyce Sarver DuBose, Loving wife (deceased)
  • Kirby DuBose, Father (deceased)
  • Winnie Perry, Mother (deceased)
  • Kristi Gayle Throop, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Glenn Throop, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • J.K DuBose, Brother (deceased)
  • Wheeler DuBose, Brother (deceased)
  • Mims DuBose, Brother (deceased)
  • Calvin DuBose, Brother (deceased)
  • Margie Garrett, Sister (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pallbearers will be members and friends of the family.

Services

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Craig Hebert

June 27, 2020

Today, I learned of Mr. Billy's passing and it is truly a sad and darker day. My condolences go out to Karen and his immediate family and I hope they are aware that Billy was one of the "greatest" people I ever had the pleasure to know. Billy was a great firearms instructor, a tremendous pistol competitor, but most of all a great and kind individual. Mr. Billy will be missed by everyone that he was acquainted with. Peace be with you old friend!

Catherine Perdue

June 26, 2020

What a great and gentle man. Kind to all. So sorry for your loss.

Gayle Kemps-Hurst

June 26, 2020

Dear Karen - what a wonderful tribute video to your sweet Dad! I have such special childhood memories of time spent at your home where both of your parents always greeted me with a big smile and always made others feel so welcomed. Now they are together again. May the memories comfort you in the days ahead.

John Berard

June 26, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy.....you all will be in my prayers, Karen, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing.....

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OBITUARY OF DERWIN LYMAN “BILLY” DUBOSE
PHOTO

INDIAN BAYOU – Graveside services will be celebrated for Derwin Lyman “Billy” DuBose, age 91, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Indian Bayou United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating.

A native of Indian Bayou and resident of New Iberia, Mr. DuBose passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. DuBose was a Veteran of the US Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture form SLI. After college he was employed with the State of Louisiana as a Health Inspector for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge 193 in New Iberia and held the rank of 32nd Degree.
Mr. DuBose loved guns and was a Master Class Pistol Shooter. He was able to enjoy both his retirement and love of guns by serving as Range Master and Firearms Instructor for the New Iberia Police Department and also St. Martin Sheriff Department for more than 15 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors tending to his many rose gardens.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen DuBose Throop of New Iberia; his son, John Howell DuBose and wife Veronica of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Victoria Throop and Zachary Throop; two sisters, Sybil Brouillette of Alexandria and JoAnn Foreman of Indian Bayou; one brother, Donnie DuBose and wife Rose of Lafayette and his sister in law, Shirley DuBose of Indian Bayou.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Joye Sarver DuBose; parents, James Kirby and Winnie Perry DuBose; one granddaughter, Kristi Gayle Throop; his son in law, Glenn Throop; one sister, Margie Garrett and four brothers, J.K. DuBose, Wheeler DuBose, Mims DuBose and Calvin DuBose.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Indian Bayou United Methodist Church, 1029 LA 700, Rayne, LA 70570.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.