James Lester LaCoste (1940 - 2019)

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Obituary

James Lester LaCoste, 78, affectionately known as Jimmy or Big Jim, of Zachary, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019. He was born to Charles Alvin LaCoste and Ruby Pogue LaCoste on November 18, 1940. He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1960. He attended Northeast Louisiana University where he played collegiate football. Jimmy went on to play semi-professional football in Florida. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann LaCoste, and his daughters, Karen LaCoste Carter and Kim LaCoste, and her husband, Nemanja Racic. He was preceded in death by his daughter Kathy LaFrance Jones and her husband, Shawn Jones. Jimmy leaves behind grandchildren, Lauren Corley and husband, Mat Corley, Alex Boudreaux and husband, James Boudreaux, Casey Jones, Brandon LaCoste, and Chase Carter, as well as a host of great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings Charlie LaCoste, Hazel LaCoste, Kelley LaCoste, and Harold LaCoste. Jimmy never met a stranger and was generous with his love and affection for others. Big Jim was always there to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed talking with you, learning about you, and making sure you were doing good things with your life. He was a lively spirit to all who knew him. His career with the Saint Francisville Paper Mill lovingly provided for his family. He also enjoyed being involved in the rodeo circuit. After retirement, Jimmy helped haul livestock and judge for the PBR. He was a highly respected member of the cowboy community. A memorial service will be held on February 16, 2019 at Baker Presbyterian Church. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to make donations to the Baker Presbyterian Church Food Bank.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, 2019
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