This online memorial was created in loving memory of Jimmy LeJune. Please sign Jimmy's guest book and let us know you came to visit.
Jimmy E. LeJune passed away from this life on September 26, 2015. He was born in DeRidder and graduated from Ragley High School in Ragley, Louisiana. After high school, Jimmy joined the U.S. Navy and served in both WW II and the Korean Conflict.
After his Naval service, Jimmy worked as Traffic Manager at Lykes Brothers Steamship Company until he retired. He was not one to sit idly by, so he began a second career working for Foley’s Department Store where he could meet and talk with people every day.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Zilla Conerly LeJune, and five children; Cheryl Ann LeJune and husband Mark Darby, James Lynn LeJune and wife Carolyn, Karen LeJune Watts and husband Charles, Brian Douglas LeJune and wife Susan, and Jane LeJune Dawson and husband Lloyd (Toby), eleven grandchildren; Krystal LeJune, Jennifer Dawson Stewart and husband Jason, Destini Darby, Tabetha LeJune, Greg LeJune and wife Brandi, Leslie LeJune, Amanda LeJune, Scott LeJune, Sarah Watts, Christa LeJune and Taylor Watts, and four great grandchildren; Emma Barragan, Maithias Early, Tristan Cole and Ethan LeJune. Jimmy is also survived by brother Jessie LeJune and wife Myrtle, sisters Ethel Cook and Velma Morgan, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Jimmy enjoyed the outdoors from coaching baseball teams to hunting and fishing whenever possible. He was always there for the hundreds of his children’s and grandchildren’s games and events. His great pleasure was retiring with Zilla to the country and having a place to hunt, raise a few cows and spend time with family and friends. Jimmy lived a wonderful life of kindness and generosity. We are all better for having known him.
Jimmy's Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at:
Fair Haven United Methodist Church 1330 Gessner Road Houston TX 77055
Please join the family for fellowship and food immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Celiac Disease Foundation in honor of Jimmy LeJune at https://celiac.org/tribute-gifts.