Raywood John Lantier
Raywood John Lantier
  • April 4, 1942 - May 21, 2017
  • Ragley, Louisiana

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Raywood John Lantier, 75, of Ragley entered into his eternal rest on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born in Rayne, LA to the late Alpha and Agatha Lantier. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served from 1964-66. He met the love of his life, Karen Dailey, in 1966 and together they shared over 50 years of love and laughter.

Raywood was a man of quiet strength and lived for his faith and his family. He was kind and caring and willing to give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. His table was open to friends and family alike. He loved spending time with his friends and family and mastering the BBQ grill. His burnt chicken was something everyone looked forward to, even though he blamed his brother in law, Ervin, every time. The second love of his life was Miller Lite, although substitutions were allowed. Hunting and fishing with his children might, on a good day, trump the beer. His love for his family was apparent in everything that he did and he will be deeply missed and forever loved by everyone who knew and loved him.

Raywood was preceded in death by his parents; Alpha and Agatha Lantier, brother; Jean “Nego” Lantier, sisters; Hazel Marie Gary and Lou Poncho. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife; Karen Lantier, sons; Randall Lee Lantier and his wife, Lisa, Daren Ray Lantier and John Savell, daughter; CeCe Bennett and husband, Eric, grandchildren; Levi Bennett and Hannah Renee Perkins, brothers; Raymond Lantier and Eurphy Lantier, sisters; Rena Benoit, Emely Istre and Jane Quebodeaux and many extended family and friends.

At Raywood’s request, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.