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Rex J LeBlanc, Jr.
November 22, 1933 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
New Iberia – Rex J. LeBlanc, Jr., was born on November 22, 1933, and passed away at his home in New Iberia on October 29, 2023, at the age of 89.
Born to his parents Rex J. LeBlanc Sr., and Amy Brown LeBlanc, Rex grew up on Avery Island, Louisiana with his sisters Verna and Audrey.
He served his country in the United States Navy from 1951-1954 aboard the USS Oakhill during the Korean War. Rex was an honored recipient of the National Service Medal. After the war he married his lovely wife of 65 years, Shirley Pesson LeBlanc on May 17, 1958. Post war, Rex began his career in the oilfield as a rig electrician. He traveled the world working extensively in the Gulf of Mexico, Chile, Australia, and Vietnam.
Rex served for many years as a volunteer deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Sid Hebert.
Surviving Rex are his wife, Shirley Pesson LeBlanc; daughters, Wendy Love of Broussard, Susan LeBlanc of New Iberia, and Julie Pritchard (Michael) of Buford, Georgia; sister, Verna Day of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren: Brooke Pham (Thai), Brody Love (Jennifer), Ben Love (Megan), Elise Pritchard (Maggie), and Damian Dupuis.
Preceded in death by his parents Rex J. LeBlanc Sr., and Amy Brown LeBlanc and his sister Audrey LeBlanc.
Greene Funeral Home located at 802 Weldon Street, New Iberia, LA is in charge of arrangements.
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