November 6, 1938 – July 25, 2020
Eugene "Gene" Carlock, 81, departed Saturday, July 25, 2020, in his home surrounded by family.
He was born on November 6, 1938 in Westlake to Thomas P. Carlock and Hattie Davis Carlock. He graduated from Westlake High School in 1957 where he was a member of the football, basketball, and track teams. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1963. He then attended McNeese State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1974. Gene worked in the petrochemical plants for many years and also for Turner Industries. He also worked as Construction Project Manager at W.R. Grace until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Pipefitter Local 106. Gene loved sports, especially football and basketball, and loved his fellowship with the EMMA Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles. He always enjoyed working in his yard and helping his neighbors as the local handyman.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Melanie Jane Trosclair Carlock of Sulphur; his daughter, Gena Lynn Miller and husband, Stephen of Sulphur; his siblings, Harvey S. Carlock and Glen Carlock, both of Westlake, and Inez Dupont and husband, Harold of Covington; his grandchildren, Dr. Laura Miller and husband, Dr. Johnathan Martin of Christiansburg, Virginia, Phillip Miller and wife, Sarahann of Erie, Colorado, and Mallory Miller of Baton Rouge; and his great-grandchildren, Charlie, Houston, and Brooklyn Miller of Erie, Colorado, and one on the way in Virginia. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Edna Oliver.
For the health and safety of the family, a private funeral service will be held. The Rev. Steve James of Trinity Baptist Church will officiate. Gene will be laid to rest on Monday, in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, he would have preferred you consider a donation of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or just call a friend or loved one and share God's Word. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 27, 2020
I was saddened to open the newspaper and see Gene’s obituary. I know that he had been ill; but because of all that is happening I lost touch with you and Gene. He was very special and I will always remember his friendliness and positive attitude. I loved joking with him. I am also very grateful because it was due to his encouragement that I joined Trinity Baptist Church. He will surely be missed.
Jane, I have been praying for you and your family for today and the days ahead that you will feel the presence of God each and every day. May you be blessed, comforted and encouraged.
Julie Carroll (Perry)
July 27, 2020
Mrs Carlock and Gina, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Mr. Carlock. I have such fond memories of our time growing up across the street from each other.
My most heartfelt sympathies are extended to your family.
July 26, 2020
Worked for gene at Grace. He heiped me a lot at grace. The world has lost a fine man and a good friend.