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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Luke Joseph Chouest, Jr., age 71, a native of Galliano and a resident of Lockport, passed on peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, after a two-year battle with a most destructive, most menacing villain – pancreatic cancer. Lovingly known by his family and friends as our Superhero, Luke wore his cape everywhere he went, fighting tirelessly and courageously every day. He was never one to give up. Luke was a light in the dark. He was a source of inspiration to everyone he met. Luke never met a stranger.

Luke is survived by the love of his life, his best friend and caregiver, his wife of 43 years, Earline (née Plaisance); his five children, Julie (Robin), Blake (Christina), Davis Jr. (Lisa), Timmy (Angie), and Tracy (Kritty); eleven grandchildren; one sister, Betty Bourgeois; and ten sisters- and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Luke was preceded in death by his parents, Luke Sr. & Beulah Chouest; his sister, Jeanette; his mother- and father-in-law, Marceline and Didier Plaisance.

Luke retired from Manson Gulf in 2015 after 16 years of service. He also worked for McDermott, Inc. for 29 years.

Luke had a zest for life and lived his to the fullest. He enjoyed the simple pleasures his time here offered, namely his family, off-the-cuff conversations over coffee, working outdoors, and meticulously taking care of his cars. He never missed an opportunity to tell you how much he loved you or share his insight on a particular subject.

He was an avid Corvette enthusiast and a member of the Bayou Rebels Car Club. He was also a big LSU Football fan and enjoyed having long talks about the details of each season.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Luke touched are invited to Falgout Funeral Home in Lockport, 600 Church Street, from 9-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 11. His funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport, 612 Main Street. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church’s cemetery in Larose, 12911 E. Main Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for mass intentions for Luke.

The family would also like to recognize and extend their extreme gratitude to Luke’s special caregiver, Debbie Lagrange; the Thibodaux Regional Cancer Center, especially Dr. Ellis, Dr. Udrain, and the entire staff; Dr. Varadhachary and staff of M. D. Anderson in Houston; Notre Dame Hospice, especially Ashley and Teresa; and the staff of Lady of the Sea Home Health.

Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.