Joseph N. "Joe" LaBorde

Joseph N. LaBorde was born July 14, 1927 in Shreveport, La and passed away October 31, 2012. He was a WWII veteran with service in Korea 1946-1947 and a captain in the US Army Reserve. He was an architect and graduate of the University of Florida and retired as the Corporate Architect for Ethyl Corporation. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Louisiana Architects Association and the Corporate Architects Committee of the AIA. He served as a consultant to the Gulf South Research Institute, Consultant to the Presbyterian Church Architect Committee and served on the City-Parish Planning and Zoning Commission, the State Architects Selection Board, the City-Parish Architects Selection Board and the Legislative Study Committees under three Administrations. He was past President of the Original Exchange Club of Baton Rouge, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Broadmoor Presbyterian Church where he designed the present Sanctuary. He had a private practice LaBorde and Routh in two states, and Corporate Practice in eleven states , England ,Belgium and Canada. He was the inventor of record and holder of twenty-four US Patents. In retirement he and Carolyn traveled to over 42 countries. He is survived by his wife Carolyn whom he was married to for 63 years and three sons and their wives David and Linda of Houston, TX, Mark and Claudia of Lafayette, and Kirk and Valine of Prairieville. Grandchildren Carrie and Cristy of Baytown, TX, Brock of Los Angeles, CA , Natalie, Thomas, and Christopher of Baton Rouge, and Maegan and Meredith of Baton Rouge. Special thanks to his caregivers Fran Coates and Gloria Parker for their unselfish care for the last 2 years. A memorial service will be held on November 16th, visitation at 10:00 and service at 10:30am at the Dunham Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be made to or Generations Hospice of Baton Rouge, La.

Published in from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2012