Robert A. LaRoche, Sr.


Robert A. LaRoche, Sr.

Robert A. LaRoche, Sr., 62, of Lufkin, was born July 11, 1945, in Royalston, Massachusetts, and he passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, in a local hospital.

Mr. LaRoche was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was employed for Texas Metal Casting for more than 20 years. He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1967. Mr. LaRoche was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Yvonne C. LaRoche; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. II and Paulette LaRoche; daughter, Elaine C. Garcia; daughter and son-in-law, Cari A. and Jimmie R. Laningham; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brothers, Roger, Paul, James, and Thomas; sisters, Nancy Kendall and Luann Simula; and a number of other family members.

In addition to his parents, Mr. LaRoche was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Parker; and brothers, Stephen, David and William.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Father William J. Slight, M.S. officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Gipson Funeral Home; directors