OBITUARY

Julius "Bob" Marcantel, Sr.

March 2, 1936April 12, 2018
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Julius “Bob” Marcantel Sr, age 82, passed away on the morning of Thursday April 12th, 2018.

He was born in DeQuincy LA to Eva Pruitt and Wilmer Marcantel. He was a graduate of DeQuincy High School and was a long time resident of Sulphur, LA. He was an accomplished musician and played multiple instruments, his favorite being the banjo. He also enjoyed teaching banjo and guitar lessons to his great grandson.

He retired as a machinist at PPG after 32 years, and then spent much of his time traveling across the United States with family. He was a gentle soul that brightened every room that he entered and will be missed greatly.

Survivors include his wife Betty Holland Marcantel; son Daniel Marcantel; step-children Loretta Landry, Rosetta and John Taylor; sister, Retha Marcantel Corley; brother, Tom Marcantel; grandchildren Zacharia Marcantel & wife Ashley, Lindsey Marcantel Green & husband Justin; step-grandchildren Brandon Marcantel & Jason Cooley, and Kelley & Jeremy Landry; great-grandchildren Troy Marcantel, Zachary & Aubree Marcantel, Caleb and Leo Cooley, and Brantley Landry.

Preceded in death by sons, James Wilmer “Little Will” Marcantel and Julius Marcantel Jr; his first wife, Lula Mae Royer Marcantel; brothers, Leo Marcantel and Roy Marcantel; sisters, Eva Marcantel Rainwater and Azalea Marcantel Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 in Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Sulphur, Louisiana. Father Andrews Kollannoor M.S. will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday evening, April 15, in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continue from 8:30 a.m. until time of service on Monday. A rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Royer Cemetery in Sulphur, Louisiana. Word of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Holland Marcantel, Wife
  • Daniel Marcantel, Son
  • Loretta Landry, step-children
  • Rosetta and John Taylor, step-children
  • Zacharia Marcantel and wife Ashley, Grandson
  • Lindsey Marcantel Green and husband Justin, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Marcantel, step-grandson
  • Jason Cooley, step-grandson
  • Kelli and Jeremy Landry, step-grandchildren
  • Troy Marcantel, Great Grandchild
  • Zachery and Aubree Marcantel, Great Grandchild
  • Caleb and Leo Cooley, Great Grandchild
  • Brantley Landry, Great Grandchild
  • James Wilmer "Little Will" Marcantel, Son
  • Julius Marcantel, Jr., Son
  • Lula Mae Royer Marcantel, first wife

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 16, 2018
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Julius "Bob" Marcantel, Sr.

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Kenneth Richard

April 13, 2018

I've played music with Bob for over 30 years. I've never known a finer man.
Once while eating a meal at Lonepine Music Park someone ask Bob how long we'd been playing music together he looked at me and I said I wasn't quite sure. He said "Not long enough". That really meant a lot to me -- I never will forget it. Many fond memories. You have my prayers and sympathy.

Darlene Dougharty

April 13, 2018

I've been a friend of Bob's for a long time. We had a love of music and jamming as common ground, and played in a couple of groups together at events, Nursing Home's and churches. He was a talented musician and we had some fun times! He was always so friendly and outgoing. Betty, Zach and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He is going to be missed!

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Bob had a smile that would light up the room.

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Bob and Lula Mae celebrating his 60th birthday.

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