Raymond George LaHoste, Jr, a native and resident of Morgan City, LA, was surrounded by loving family when he stepped into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 27, 2022 after a courageous, five-year fight with cancer. He was 67 years old.
Raymond, affectionately known as Ray, was born on January 29, 1955 to Raymond & Nelwyn LaHoste, Sr.
Ray was known for his dry humor, where you never knew if he was joking or being serious. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and made some of the best friends (and memories) while stationed at RAF Alconbury in Huntingdon, England. He was a proud Scout Leader with Cub Scout Pack 438 and Troop 49 where he was an inspiration to many of the children that he had the privilege of guiding through their Scouting journey. He was a member of the American Legion Post 96 and was a proud supporter of his fellow Veterans.
He married the love of his life, Ellen, in 1986. Together, they had two children and were later blessed with two grandchildren. While Ray was the best dad that any kid can ever ask for, he absolutely excelled at being a PawPaw. He stepped up and became the role model and person that the boys could always rely on. Those boys had him completely wrapped around their fingers and he was there for everything.
Saturday, the world lost a beacon of light and the sun won’t shine as brightly. Ray made such an impact on so many lives and he will be missed immensely.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ellen LaHoste; his children, Emily and Peter LaHoste; the sweetest emotional support baby dog, Rahja; the absolute lights of his life, his grandsons, Zavier Prince and Kase LaPoint; his mother, Nelwyn LaHoste; siblings, Gary LaHoste, Bruce LaHoste, and Susan Mira (Thomas); father-in-law, Francis Loupe; sisters-in-law, Cecelia Cardinale (Robert) and Frances Driskill (Troy); two brothers-in-law, Michael Loupe (Mary) and Kermit Loupe (Susan); godmother, Anna Luc; two uncles, George Percle and Malcolm Percle (Mary Ellen); two aunts, Inez LaHoste and Elodie LaHoste; godchildren, Lucy Walker, Cathy Luc, and Kaleigh Blanchard; adopted daughter, Brittany Dupre, and a host of relatives and friends.
He is preceded into death by his father, Raymond LaHoste, Sr; his baby sister, Karen LaHoste; maternal and paternal grandparents; sister-in-law, Bonny LaHoste; mother,-in-law, Rosalee Loupe; his godfather, Oscar LaHoste, Sr; uncles Joseph LaHoste, Sr, Calvert LaHoste, Rudolph Lodrigue, Donald Luc, Sr, and Alvin Boudreaux; aunts Rose Percle, Annabelle LaHoste, and Elaine Lodrigue.
We are asking our Scouting Family to wear their Class A uniforms. Scout Vespers will be played at 11:50.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Cub Scout Pack 438 in Ray's honor.
We would like to give many thanks to Dr. Lewis, Dr. Aslam, Becky, Tiffany, Stephanie, and Pauline with the New Orleans Veterans Healthcare System for the exceptional care, support, and friendships that were made over the last 5 years and to Nikki, Amber, Brian, and Ronald with Heart of Hospice for the exceptional care and support over the last few months.
There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Twin City Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. The wake will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the services starting at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Morgan City Mausoleum, where military honors will be rendered.