Joseph Lobue, Jr.

  • Born: July 11, 1939
  • Died: November 30, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph Lobue, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, November 30, at his home in Hammond, Louisiana, at 2:55 AM, with his son David, his wife, Pat, and his step-son, Butch Tucker by his side, at the age of 82. He was born on Tuesday, July 11, 1939 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Augustine Palmintier Lobue and the late Joseph Lobue, Sr. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Joseph was known throughout the Hammond community as a hardworking, selfless, humble, kind and soft spoken man. He grew up in Hammond, where his father owned Joe's Bar downtown. After graduating from Hammond High he earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and returned home to open Channel Drugs. Later in life, until his retirement, he was a Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner with New York Life. In the 50's and 60's Joe served five years as an Air Traffic Controller in the Louisiana Air National Guard at the Hammond Airport.

In the Hammond community Joseph served tirelessly. He was a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Knights of Columbus, among many more. He and his father were both Grand Knights of the Hammond KofC council. He was a founding member of Krewe of Omega and Tangi Crimestoppers and also served on the Hammond Balloon Festival Committee. He was a board member and President of Hammond Chamber of Commerce.
Besides his family, Joe had three main passions in life: dancing (which he did frequently with his wife, Pat), working out in the gym and most of all, bass fishing. He was a TABA member and for a short time in the 1970's even fished the national BASS circuit.

In his golden years Joe enjoyed 17 years of true love with his wife, Pat Tuger Tucker, who he described as "God's gift" to him. They loved, laughed, danced, travelled, socialized with many dear, dear friends, and lived life to the fullest.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 17 years, Pat Tuger Tucker; children, David Louis Lobue (Tracey) and Bradley Joseph Lobue (Mayumi); step-children, Tommy Tucker (Marina), Billy Tucker, Roger "Butch" Tucker (Rosie), and Wendy Tucker (Jon); grandchildren, Christopher Joseph Lobue and Rachel Audra Lobue; step-grandchildren, Dylan Tucker, Aaron Tucker, Langan Tucker, Frannie Wing, Ryan Tucker, Cory Tucker, Madison Tucker, Trysten Tucker, and Taylor Finch; brothers, Ange Lobue (Chantal), John David "J.D." Lobue (Joy), and twin brother, Anthony Lobue; sister, Paula "Gayle" Reddien (Charles "Kip"), and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Lynn Lobue; and granddaughter, Hannah Lobue.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The visitation will continue the following day, Monday, December 6, 2021 at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Mass will be held following the visitation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 North Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, at 12:30 PM

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, Hammond, Louisiana.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Love the memories

Posted by Pat Tucker - Hammond, LA - Family   December 14, 2021

Ms. Pat & Family,
I was so sorry to hear that Mr. Joe passed away. I knew him since he opened Channel Drugs. He was so kind and caring about everyone. Then when my Mom, Ms. Lea was at the Blood Center he always gave his blood faithfully to help others. Then when I met you and he together it was an amazing love you and he had for each other. You both just glowed. But surely what you and your family has lost on earth is certainly an Angel in Heaven. I love this verse when Jesus was preaching the sermon on the mountain. It is
Matthew 5:4. Blessed are those that morn for they shall be comforted.
May God Bless you all in the days ahead and give you peace and grace. I loved Mr. Joe and I love you Ms. Pat and you're in my prayers.

Posted by Sue Crockett - Hammond, LA - Friend   December 12, 2021

I have fond memories of Joe from his early times as a pharmacist ar Channel. It was the place to go for not only medicine, but friendship and a smiling face. Bless his memory.

Ron Nethercutt
Now retired in the PhilippinesmVwF4C

Posted by Ron Nethercutt - Clark Freeport zone. Philipp - Friend   December 07, 2021

Pat, my Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Joe was my pharmacist when I moved from Oklahoma to Louisiana in 1974. Never did really know him until y'all were married. You and Joe were a perfect couple and always so happy and enjoying life together.I feel so fortunate to have such a Wonderful Couple ti be friends of mine. Love you Pat!

Posted by Mary Sue Mosley - Loranger, LA - Friend   December 05, 2021

Dear Pat and Family, we were so saddened by the passing of Joe. He was a kind, friendly man who was respected and loved by everyone that knew him. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Gilbert and Marilou Sullivan

Posted by Gilbert and Marilou Sullivan - Hammond, LA - Friend   December 05, 2021

Greatly saddened to see such a nice man pass. My condolences and prayers to Pat and entire family.

Posted by Glenda Sharkey - Ponchatoula, LA - Acquaintance   December 05, 2021

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We really enjoyed Square Dancing with him.

Posted by Donald & Cindy Boyer - hammond, LA - Friend   December 04, 2021

Joe eill be missed by many including his fishing partners over the years. He was a gteat supporter of TABA and a joy to fish with. RIP and God Bless the family.

Posted by jeff schneider - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   December 03, 2021

I am so sorry.

Posted by Nadine Burton Lagarde - Amite, LA - Friend   December 02, 2021

Dear Laboue family. I am so sorry. I wish I could attend. I am praying and will be praying for you all

Posted by Yvonne Godoy-Ramos - Baton Rouge, LA - Friend   December 02, 2021

As long as I can remember "Mr. Joe", has been an actively contributing, most admired Hammond resident; my memories spanning from the '60's when I was introduced by my father at Channel, through the '90's during the formation of Krewe of Omega, to the contemporary. My parents, Chris Wagner, Jr. & Elizabeth Vegh -Wagner were most fond of " Mr. Joe"; and likewise of he and and "Miss Pat's" generation. On behalf of my family, you are in our prayers.

Posted by Christian Phillip Wagner, III - Miami Beach, FL - Friend   December 02, 2021

Oh so sorry for your loss and the loss of a long time friend. Joe was always interesting and fun to visit with. Good memories. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Gordon Anderson - Hammond   December 02, 2021