Sergeant Ryan Lee LeJeune, 27, began feasting with his Viking brothers in Valhalla on July 21. Sgt. LeJeune, a lifelong resident of Texas, began his career with the United States Marine Corps eight years ago. He was employed as an Ordnanceman and stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherrypoint in North Carolina.

His love of the Corps and country was only overshadowed by his passion for music and devotion to his three daughters. Ryan loved to play his guitar, fish and spend time with his daughters. Whether in Spain, Greece, or Africa, his fellow Marines couldn’t escape hearing him play his guitar, sing newly written lyrics, or beam about his girls.

Ryan is survived by his wife, Jennifer Kelley LeJeune and daughters, Kennedy, Addalyn and Londyn of Havelock, NC; parents, Darrell and Yalanda Berwick LeJeune; sister, Misty LeJeune Hall; niece, Gracie Bradley and Nephew, Brannon Tregre, all of Deweyville and numerous extended family members and friends.

Due to fire hazards, instead of a traditional Viking Pyre, arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn in Orange.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Hopson, Joshua Hucko, Jacob Hucko, Kerry Jones, Brandon Baker and Casey Parker.

We will see you in Valhalla!