Joseph Whitney Langlois Jr. "Joe Buck" January 6, 1944 – September 11, 2021. Joe Langlois, age 77, passed away on September 11, 2021 at the Pointe Coupee General Hospital. Joe was beloved by the multitude of people who knew him. Anyone who had a social conversation with Joe walked away from him feeling better. Joe was an extraordinary fan and student of sports. As a child he listened to baseball games on the radio with his grandfather and later he watched games with his dad. In his youth, his daily routine was to practice basketball in his back yard, efforts that helped him to become an outstanding athlete. As his sons came of age, he transferred those skills to his sons and to a vast number of Pointe Coupee's young boys by coaching football and baseball for many years. His generosity continued throughout his life with his years of work for the New Roads Lions Club and contributions to St. Jude Research Hospital. Joe was a graduate of Poydras High School and attended Louisiana State University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He retired from Tembec as a supervisor after a lifetime of service. Joe reigned as King of the 1998 Lion's Club Mardi Gras with Queen Katie Bergeron. He is survived by his two sons Kevin Langlois (Dee) of Mobile, Alabama and James "Jim" (Debbie) Langlois; grandchildren Alyis, Christian, David and Evan Langlois of League City, Texas, his sisters, Cheryl Waddell of New Roads and Kay Callander (Robert) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and, his best friend who he considered his brother, Robert David (Stella) of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Whitney "Buck Langlois Sr. and LaVerne Williams Langlois; and brother-in-law, Wallace "Wally" Waddell. A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Pointe Coupee Home Health and Hospice, St. Jude Research Hospital, St. Mary's Catholic Church or charity of choice
. A special thanks goes to the staff of Pointe Coupee General Hospital and Pointe Coupee Home Health and Hospice and Doctor Carl McLemore and Dr. Ashley Bordelon for their excellent care.
Published by The Advocate from Sep. 13 to Sep. 15, 2021.