Lawrence Newton "Red" Saltzman

Born  January 6, 1936
Retired  January 1, 1995
Passed away  April 1, 2019

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Lawrence Newton "Red" Saltzman, 83, returned to his heavenly home on April 1, 2019 with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

"Red" was born January 6, 1936 in Wright, LA. He graduated from Marion High School in 1955, where he was an accomplished athlete. "Red" then served ten years in the National Guard while maintaining a job at Borden's Milk Company for two years and Gulf States Utilities (Entergy), where he retired after 38 years.

"Red" was an accomplished accordion player who was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame. He was the founding member of the Rambling Cajun Band. His band entertained many by playing at festivals, churches, nursing homes, and school events. Most cherished memories were made spending time with his family. He supported and coached his grandchildren in their sporting activities. "Paw Paw Red" touched many children's lives over the years. He was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty-four years, Helen Crochet Saltzman; children, Roderick Saltzman, Nadine Dyson (Richard) and Pauline Wilcox; sister, Ora Mae Mouton; seven grandchildren, Jason Bostick (Janette), Amber Fontenot (Jerry), Miranda Zito (Tony Hanson), Cassie Bostick, Candice Wilcox (Justin Brown), Brittany Trahan (Kyle Hatch), and T. J. Wilcox (Lindsey Burnett); and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Pete and Thilda Frieu Saltzman; and granddaughter, Marisa Bostick.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 5, 2019 at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley, LA. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday at the funeral home from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Heart of Hospice for the excellent care given.

Click Here For the obituary at the Johnson Funeral Home site.