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Obituaries > LAW, ROBERT D., JR.

A resident of St. Francisville and native of Baton Rouge, Bob went to be with our Lord on Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008. He was 84, born May 2, 1924, in Mansfield. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, on Thursday, Oct. 16, was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation at Slaughter First Baptist Church on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Burial in Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dan and Beatrice Law; and sisters, Martha Moreland and Jane Law. Survived by his wife, Shirley M. Law; brother, Pascal and wife Margie Law, Alabama; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Janice Law, Lake Charles, Robert and Erica Law, Baton Rouge, and Dickey and Tina Lilly, League City, Texas; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Duanna and Don Holmes and Sheryl and Conrad Hooge, all of Zachary, and Karen Lilly, St. Francisville; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, during which he served in “Edson’s Raiders.” Following 34 months overseas and having received numerous distinguishments, including a Purple Heart, the Silver and Bronze stars and many more medals for his service and marksmanship, he returned home to attend LSU, where he graduated with a degree in engineering. After many years of service, he retired from the city-parish as a civil engineer and assistant public works director. He then continued his practice in St. Francisville as an independent contractor until recently. For those who were blessed to have crossed his path, he will be remembered as a kind, generous and loving man who knew no strangers. Bob had a deep passion for his family, life and as we all know, for hunting. He taught us all how to just “Believe.” In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-4596.