YOUNGSVILLE — A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Cypress Funeral Home Chapel in Maurice for Roland Manceaux, age 76, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Hospice of Acadiana’s Calcutta House in Lafayette after an almost 10-year battle with multiple cancers.
Deacon Keith Duhon of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milton will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Cypress Funeral Home Chapel in Maurice.
Roland was born on October 1, 1945, in Kaplan, Louisiana where he grew up surrounded by his loving parents, siblings, and extended family. He played football and made lifelong friends at Kaplan High School, including his buddies Eddie Hargrave and Ivan Trahan.
His first job was at Burt’s Freeze-O in Kaplan and he always expressed fond memories of his time there. In 1965 he went to work learning the oilfield tool trade at Drilco in Amelia, LA. This led to a career with several successful downhole tool companies that spanned more than 50 years, working in Amelia, Casper, Wyoming and Lafayette, eventually retiring with Flotek in 2016.
Roland was an LSU Tigers fan and 20-year season ticket holder on the 50-yard line for the Saturday nights in Death Valley. He made sure that once he could no longer attend services in person a family member was present to cheer the Tigers and properly denounce the Crimson Tide. Family always looked forward to Roland’s seafood gumbo during the holidays and his chicken & sausage gumbo year-round. He was blessed enough to be able to catch up with a few friends and family in the last days of his hard-fought battle.
Roland is survived by his wife of fifty-three years Deanna, nee LaViolette; his two sons Clayton Manceaux (Amy) of Denver, Colorado and Fred Manceaux (Andrea) of Lafayette; his three grandchildren, Alex (Allie), Emma and Evan; his great-granddaughter Zoey; his two brothers-in-law Lanis Callahan and Thomas LaPoint; and his numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents Percy Manceaux and Larris Manceaux, nee Dartez; as well as his three siblings, Percy, Jr. (Jean, deceased), Leverda Callahan, and Lezida LaPoint.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice.
Cypress Funeral Home & Crematory, 206 W. Lafayette St., Maurice, LA 70555, (337) 740-3123, is in charge of Cremation arrangements.