Lester Peter Waguespack Jr., 65, a native of Bayou Visa, and resident of Houma, passed away peacefully, Monday, July 19, 2021, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, surrounded by his loving family.
Lester was born August 30, 1955, in Vacherie, Louisiana.
When Lester became a teenager, he became a “Columbian Squire Charter Member.” On September 11, 1973, he became a 3rd degree member of the Bayou Vista Council, which he maintained for 48 years, up to his time of passing. In addition to his Knights of Columbus membership, Lester went on to work for Schlumberger Wireline Services in the troubleshooting department for 33 years. This Special Service Department is the only one to serve the entire world, with only four trained in this position. He was fortunate to be one of the four. After their transfers to Rhode Island and back to Morgan City, he had his final transfer to Belle Chasse Services, and he and his wife retired together on December 31, 2008. They just recently completed the build of their final forever home in Houma, moved in and “he got his girls settled,” when God called Les Jr. on to his final home.
Lester never met a stranger; to be loved by him meant to be loved unconditionally. Lester never had a bad word to say about anyone, he was the first person to lend a hand or an ear. Lester would often say, “we wear purple and gold on Saturday’s and black and gold on Sunday’s.” His house may have been “a house divided,” with his wife loving the Dallas Cowboys, but he was always sure to show his love for the Saints and LSU Tigers. He could sit down and discuss football for hours with friends and family and he also cared passionately for golfing, fishing, and camping.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Buck Waguespack of Houma, daughter, Megan Waguespack of Houma, parents, Lester Peter Waguespack and Alice Schexnayder Waguespack of Bayou Vista, three siblings, Sally Waguespack Lawton and husband Pete of Morgan City, William “Billy” James Waguespack and wife Phyllis of Bayou Vista; Theodore “Ted” Michael Waguespack and wife Theresa of Stephensville; godchildren, Nicholas Waguespack and Emily Buck; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and one great-great niece; numerous maternal and paternal first cousins.
Lester was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents.
A full Catholic memorial Mass and Communion will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2021, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1112 Saturn Road in Bayou Visa, with Father Jay Baker and Angelo Cremaldi officiating. After Mass, Lester will be placed in the Morgan City Mausoleum.