Barry  Neil Soileau 

Published 12:02 am Sunday, January 16, 2022

Barry Neil Soileau, age 56, of Lake Charles, La., passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Barry was born March 22, 1965 to Ronald J. Soileau and Betty Duplechain Soileau.

Barry was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles where he Graduated from Barbe High School. In his earlier years, Barry worked for Don’s Carwash and then became employed with Onyx Industrial Cleaning in 1989 until 2002.

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Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Kay Soileau of Lake Charles; daughters, Sadie Gwen Soileau, and Miranda Fontenot and husband Clay, all of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Hanna Richard and husband Dane, Cyla Fontenot, and Lynzie Fontenot, all of Lake Charles; a great-grandchild on the way; sister, Rita Fay Leger of CT; brother, Mitchell Paul Soileau of Lacassine; brother-in-law, Bryan Leger of Sulphur; nephew, Lyndon Leger; nieces, Lindsey Leger-Wahbeh and husband Layth, Lauren Whitfield and husband Aaron, and Haley Soileau; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Betty Soileau; and an uncle, Roland Soileau.

Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 beginning at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 6 p.m. and will resume Monday, Jan.17, 2022 at 9 a.m. until the time of services. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Consolata Cemetery. Barry’s son-in-law Clay Fontenot will officiate at the services.

Barry wanted to express a “very special thank you” to his very dear friend, Jeff Beam for donating a kidney when he was in need. This selfless act of a great friend gave Barry another 20 years of life to spend time and make memories with the people that meant the world to him, his family and his friends. 

A special thanks was also asked by Barry to be given to his Aunt Ethel Smith who cared for and treated Barry like her own son when his mother passed away and also to Dr. Abu Shamat, Dr. Kaleb Pourciau and their staff for the care and compassion they gave Barry for the last several years.

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