Joe E. DeJean, Sr
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Joseph Edwin DeJean, Sr died July 23, 2016 at Lane Memorial Hospital at 10:30 am in Zachary, Louisiana as a result of heart failure. He was 90, a native of Port Barre, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1986, and a former resident of Beaumont, Texas.
A private service was held for him on July 26, 2016 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Government Street at 10 am conducted by Reverend Brady Whitton of First United Methodist Church followed by interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.
He retired after thirty seven years employment in the fields of advertising and sales with Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont, Texas (now Entergy). He helped establish the Thomas A. Edison Museum for Gulf States Utilities, as well as, serving as curator, promoted the Nuclear Power Plant in St. Francisville, LA., and was a public speaker and writer.
He was a graduate of Port Barre High School and LSU. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, and served active duty in the Pacific in World War II.
Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Melanie and Thomas A. Hansbrough, MD; a son, J. Edwin DeJean, Jr., MD, of New Orleans; a brother, Frank Creighton DeJean of Houston; a grandson, Thomas A. Hansbrough, Jr.; a granddaughter, Leigh Hansbrough Fahr and her husband, Trevor C. Fahr of Dallas, TX; great-grandson Thomas A. Hansbrough III of Baton Rouge; and great-grandsons Charles Allen Fahr and Daniel Benjamin Fahr of Dallas, TX.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the former Lydie Evelyn Johnson of Jackson, LA; his parents, Charles Oden DeJean and Edmee DeBlanc DeJean; and four brothers and two sisters; Charles O. DeJean, Jr. of Lafayette, Paul Joseph DeJean of Port Barre, Marguerite Smith Debate of Gonzales, Gertrude Bass Hazelwood of Lafayette, Warren George DeJean of Port Barre, and James Allen DeJean of Lakeland, FL.
The family wishes to extend our gratitude to his many special doctors and caretakers over his many years, The Haven and its special staff, and Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Jackson, LA. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 900 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or to a charity of your choice.
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