Opelousas - Funeral service for Glinden “Glen” Leger, 82, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Fr. Austin Leger will conduct the service. Rite of Committal will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Glen died on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Glen was the only son born to Camille and Mable Dupre of Prairie Ronde on June 20, 1935. After his elders passed away, he became the patriarch of his family and lovingly referred to as our rock. This is a hat he wore with pride and was always willing to help those in need without a need of recognition for himself.
Glen was a self-made man with his wife Lillian Lejeune along his side every step of the way. He began his career in farming while serving in the National Guard.
He decided to try the oilfield with Halliburton but missed being away from his family and children.
He and Lil decided to come home to farm and also began working as a butcher at A&P. Glen made contact with many people at A&P and this prompted him to become a real estate broker and developer.
While juggling all these jobs, he was also a school bus driver with St. Landy Parish School Board for over 30 years. His next venture was working for the St. Landy Parish Sheriff Adler Ledoux as assistant investigator under Frank Guidroz.
He was then elected Police Jury for 8 years. He was a drayman for 36 years for the State of LA. He was also a lifetime member of the KC Council #3409, Elks Lodge, LA Cattlemans Association, LQHBA, LA Border Colllie Association and a member of the Sheriffs 300 Club.
As Glen started to slowly retire his favorite pastime was working and training his border collie dogs or keeping up his farmland. Glen enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was most proud of his 4 granddaughters and 6 great-grandchildren.
Glen was a great storyteller of childhood stories and always remained true to his country roots.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 1/2 years, Mrs. Lillian Lejeune Leger, daughters, Cindy Leger Prather and her husband, Randy, and Pam Leger Harmon and her husband, Keith all of Opelousas, grandchildren, Katie Miller and her husband, J.W., Christina Belton and her husband, Kevin, Chelsea Mistric and her husband, Dustin, Savanna Boss and her husband, Jarret, great grandchildren, Lily and Kade Miller, Carter and Cameron Belton, Levi Mistric, and Weston Boss, sister, Myrna Leger Martin and her husband, Terry of Lafayette and her 2 children Scott & Michelle and a special niece Gwen Hidalgo Boudreaux and a host of nieces and nephews.
Glen was preceded in death by parents, Camille and Mable Leger, son, Dwayne Leger, his in-laws, Adam and Leta Lejeune, brother-in-law, Abram Lejeune, nephews, Harold Lejeune, Michael Wartelle and Kent Hidalgo and sister, Wanda Hidalgo.
The family would like to extend thanks to Lafayette General ICU Trauma Center and all of the wonderful nurses.
Also special thanks to his personal secretary of 18 years Michelle Higdon.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2017 from 3:00 pm till 9:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8:00 am until time of service.
A rosary service will be prayed at 6:30 pm on Monday evening in the funeral home with Deacon Sammy Diesi.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
So sorry for your lost. Enjoyed talking with Mr Glen when ever we would meet up on horseback.
Suzan BrownEunice, LA
So sorry for your loss. I am sending my deepest sympathy during to all of his family at this very difficult time. May God bring you peace and comfort and may he rest in God's loving arms.
Suzanne DuplechainEunice, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with you as this difficult time. Lorraine Landry
Lorraine LandryBrusly, LA
Nan Lil, I am sorry for your loss. Glenn will be missed by many. May he R.I.P.
John E. VenableChurch Point, LA
Mr. Glen was our appraiser when I worked at St. Landry Homestead.
He always had a smile and a kind word to say. He personally helped me with my appraisal of my home. This earth has lost a true gentle and generous person, but Heaven has gained an awesome angel❤️
Genevieve VasseurPrairie Ronde, LA
Prayers are with the Leger family
Lillian and family please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Glen. although I have been gone from Opelousas for many years he is one person I always fondly remembered. He was a good friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Stewart and I are so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend services for Glendon. We love you both and are praying for God's peace for you and your family during this time. Glendon will always have a special place in our hearts. He was always loving and welcoming to Stewart and I, and his joy and laughter will be missed.
Anita StevensLumberton, TX
Sending our condolences to you all during this difficult time.
"Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare, may it be comforting to you to know that others care."
The Roy Family from LGH ICU waiting room
Daren RoyAbbeville, LA
we are sorry for your lost..
james & joyce douceteunice, LA
We're so very sorry to hear of Glen's passing and would like to express our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace in God's hands.
Leroy and Lucille BrownOpelousas, LA