C. J. “Jay” Daigle, 74, of Orange passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Breaux Bridge, LA; born on Ja. 26, 1939 to parents Colastie Daigle and Loretta Thibodeaux Daigle. He had lived in Orange most of his life, and retired from DuPont in 1993 as a Lab Tech.
After retirement, he opened his own business, Bait-Tek, in Orange. He loved farming, especially taking care of his cows. Jay was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed spending time with his family, and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
Jay is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Simar Daigle; daughter, Jana Kay Daigle, all of Orange; sons, Lester Daigle, of Orange, J.T. Rudisill and wife, Lindy, of Doyline, LA; grandchildren, Kaylea Di-Ann Daigle, AJay Daigle Laughlin, Tommy Rudisill, Jennifer Drygas; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 28, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 29, at 1:00 pm at The Cowboy Church of Orange County. The Rev. Dale Lee and Bishop Larry Phillips will be officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.
Honoring Jay as pallbearers will be Guillermo Ibarra, Dow Gene Anderson, Durwood Crocker, Ike Graham, Larry Sanford, Dan Harris, and Melvin Londier. Honorary Pallbearer is Dr. Mal Smith, lifelong friend, coworker, and business partner.
Condolences may be sent for the family to www.dormanfuneralhome.com.