Jerry “Butch” Matthews Robichaux Jr., 71, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, November 10, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Butch was born July 14, 1951, in New Orleans, the son of Jerry M Robichaux Sr. and Patsy Marcel Robichaux.
Butch was the most amazing, kind-hearted man that walked the earth; he would help anyone in need and never asked for anything in return. Butch was an Army veteran who proudly served his country in Vietnam and was a member of the VFW. He loved America and supported it however he could. His civilian job as Overseas Superintendent took him around the world, traveling overseas to every country. Butch enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He loved his rescue fur babies, Deuce and Koko. Butch was known for his homemade soups; using whatever he had in his refrigerator.
Butch will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Candace “Candy” LeBlanc of Morgan City; his little love and the apple of his eye, “toddle bug,” Kylie Richard, daughter, Angie Robichaux Prevost and significant other Corey Thibodaux of Bayou Blue; daughter, Kearsten Richard of Morgan City; son, Greg Robichaux of Houma; step-son, Taylor Richard and wife Kaylee of Morgan City; brother, Jeff Robichaux and wife Cynthia of Washington; two sisters, Susan Haynes of Mississippi, Patty Yarbrough and husband Roy of Baton Rouge; his children’s mother, Karan Bland; prior wife and good friend, Bethany Reeves; in-laws, Jimmy and Martha Smilie; 9 grandchildren, Heather, Whitney, Greg Jr., Chance, Maggie, Michelle, Kegan, Bradlee, and Archer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry M. Robichaux Sr. and Patsy Marcel Robichaux; two brothers, John E. and Jamie Robichaux; one sister, Connie Robichaux.
Candy would like to give a special thanks to his caretakers, Alice Casey, Darlene Aucoin, and Kearsten Richard for all of their tremendous grace, patience, love, and care over Butch the last few months of his illness. Candy knew he was in great hands everyday when she went to work and that he was taken care of with so much love.
Candy would also like to thank her father, Jimmy Smilie Jr., who took Butch to all of his doctor appointments and chemo treatments and was always a great support and friend.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home, with Brother Herb Stanley officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, November 14, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and again Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the time of services. After services, Butch will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.