Lowney Lewis LeBlanc, a native of Louisiana, passed
away at the age of 90 on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in
Dunlap, TN, after a lengthy illness. Mr. LeBlanc was a
veteran of the United States Army and served as a
mechanic and French interpreter for the Allied Forces
in Europe during World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach
on D-Day +1, was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge and
awarded a Purple Heart. He was also awarded an EAMETO
Medal with 5 campaigns, Good Conduct Medal and WWII
Victory Medal. After serving his country and fellowman,
Mr. LeBlanc raised his family with his wife, Bonnie,
and worked many years for Massey Ferguson, Magna
America and the Spartan Company in Jackson, MS, before
retiring and moving to Gonzales, LA. His hobbies
included watch repair and clock and furniture building.
He also built several beautiful dulcimers. Mr. LeBlanc
was a gifted story teller and avid musician. He played
several instruments, specializing in the harmonica which
he played as often as possible leaving lasting and
wonderful memories for many. Mr. LeBlanc was a loving
husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother,
uncle and friend to many and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 72 years, Bonnie
Childress LeBlanc, 8 children, Linda L. Kelly, Lon P.
LeBlanc, Denise L. Scifres, Celeste L. Brookshire, Alan
L. LeBlanc, Noel D. LeBlanc, Beth L. Matthews and Jennifer
L. LeBlanc. Mr. LeBlanc was also the proud grandfather
of 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is
also survived by 2 brothers, Sidney LeBlanc and Charles
LeBlanc and 4 sisters, Verna Claire VanNess, Loretta L.
Deville, Delicia L. Diamond and Sylvia L. Chauvin. Mr.
LeBlanc was preceded in death by his parents, Almic Paul
LeBlanc and Marguerite Delicia Belanger LeBlanc, 2 brothers,
A.J. LeBlanc and Rodney LeBlanc, 1 sister, Cecile Dupre and
1 granddaughter, Brittney LeBlanc. Visitation will
begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at St.
Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Gonzales, LA with a
Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment with
military honors will be held following the Mass at
Prairieville Community Cemetery in Prairieville, LA.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Alan LeBlanc, Noel
LeBlanc, Adam LeBlanc, Corey LeBlanc, Brian Kelly
and Sidney LeBlanc. Condolences may expressed online
at www.reedfamilyfh.com (Dunlap, TN) and
www.ascensionfuneral.com (Gonzales, LA). Arrangements
have been entrusted to Standefer-Reed Funeral Home
in Dunlap, TN in conjunction with Ascension Funeral
Home in Gonzales, LA.