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Raymond Eugene Ducharme

May 2, 1927 — January 29, 2024

Shreveport

Raymond Eugene Ducharme

Raymond Eugene Ducharme (Red, Dad, Mr. Raymond, Paw-Paw, Pops) completed his earthly journey on Friday, January 29, 2024.  Raymond was born on May 2, 1927 to Oscar L. Ducharme, Sr. and Katherine M. Ducharme (nee Thomas) in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Funeral services for Raymond Eugene Ducharme, 96, will be held Friday, February 2, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 204 Patton Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana. A burial will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Calvary Cemetery, 355 Tuerlings Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by his eternal best friend and wife of 58 years, Theresa Ducharme (nee Broussard); mother, father, sister, Catherine M. Ducharme; brother, Oscar L. Ducharme, Jr. and sister-in-law, Merza Ducharme (nee Judice).

He is survived by his daughters, Kay D. King and Rae M. Ducharme Honeycutt (Philip); grandsons, Michael B. King and Andrew M. Bivona (Nicole);  great-grandchildren, Zachary G. King, Dominic L. King, Henry Michael Bivona and Kalei E. James (Leighton Bond); nephews, Oscar L. Ducharme, III and Danny J. Ducharme (Katrina); son-in-law, William King and numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and their spouses.

Raymond honorably served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

Raymond retired from South Central Bell, following a lifetime of service throughout Abbeville, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Raymond was an avid outdoorsman who so enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. He was also a foodie!   …those biscuits, lemon meringue pies and all manners of beans!  Thanks Anney for making biscuits with Dad.  An old-world craftsman who could build, repair or redesign any project on this earth.  If he built it, “strong willed” is the definition of the person who attempted to undo it!

He was the epitome of selfless, effortlessly hardworking and extremely generous to all of the people in his life. He shared his talents, kindness, wisdom and smile with the world around him.  He offered his amazing fellowship during his working years and following retirement, to his church, Christian Service and Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48)

A leader is best when people barely know that he exists…  But of the good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, “We did this ourselves”. (Translator Unknown)

He was infinitely patient – “Shuga -- things will turn out as they are supposed to!”.  A man of unshakeable faith.  He was always present for his family.  Bobby Wright – you caught the most fish -- he set you up!  He is grinning and spitting on your bait!  We, forever, thank our “hero” for his never ending prayers and support.

Many Blessings to you, Loui, for spending minutes, hours and days bringing joy to a fabulous man’s life.

Raymond was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Catholic Church from 1970 until his death.

Serving Raymond as honorary pallbearers will be Philip Honeycutt, Michael B. King, Andrew M. Bivona, Bobby Wright, Bubba Morris, Leighton Bond and Danny Gilcrease.

We shall never forget you.   We shall not stop loving you.  All of our days on this earth, we shall miss you.   See you on the other side.  Bye Dad…

 

 

 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Home - Shreveport Marshall

1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA 71101

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 2, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

204 Patton Road, Shreveport, LA 71104

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Burial

Saturday, February 3, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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