OPELOUSAS, LA:  A Christian Memorial will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00am for John Karl Thibodeaux at First Baptist Church of Port Barre, with Benji Richard, Pastor, officiating the Service.  Karl, age 63, of Opelousas, peacefully passed away to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday June 17, 2020.  He was born on April 21, 1957 in Church Point, LA, the son of Edmond Thibodeaux, Jr. and Jeanette Gautreaux Thibodeaux.  Karl spent his last 19 years of his life working for Baker Hughes in Broussard, LA as the Facility Coordinator, with impressive and extensive knowledge in all areas of Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC and Piping.  His smile and laughter brought much joy to their workday and he will be deeply missed by his coworkers and friends.  Karl was also a very accomplished musician and talented artist. He loved playing his steel guitar with the worship team at his church; with his father at nursing homes and fundraisers. His artistry talent allowed him to sketch beautiful charcoal and ink pen drawings of Churches, Acadian Style homes and the life on the swamps of South Louisiana.  He enjoyed fishing, cooking, carpentry and worshiping the Lord.

Those of us left behind to carry on his memory in our hearts are his father, Edmond Thibodeaux, Jr., 3 Sisters: his twin, Karleen T. Kaiser, Vanessa T. Ortego, Sandra T. Ryder and her husband Mike (his beloved brother-in-law and friend), Daughter: Tayler Thibodeaux (Mother: Debbie Bozeman), Son: Tyler Thibodeaux (Mother: Beryl LeBouef), Grandson: Kyler Thibodeaux and a multitude of nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces that he loved dearly.

Karl is proceeded in death by his beloved mother Jeanette Gautreaux Thibodeaux and ex-wife Pamela Richard Thibodeaux.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 853 Saizon Avenue, Port Barre, LA  70577 in honor of Karl’s Memory.  Mike Clark, Managing Funeral Director of Church Funeral Services & Crematory in Baton Rouge handled all arrangements.

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