In Memoriam: Claud Lawrence Derbes Jr.

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Claud 2014bClaud Lawrence Derbes Jr., a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather passed away at his home surrounded by family on the afternoon of Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born on June 30, 1940 in Eunice, LA and was a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was the retired owner and pharmacist of Central Drug Store in Central, LA. He enjoyed his work and loved building relationships with the people of Central. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Janice Derbes; daughters, Debra Bialkowski, Denise Miller, and Jennifer Derbes; granddaughter, Monica Derbes; niece, Candace Derbes; grand-niece, Sydney Copeland; sister-in-law, Linda Londo and husband, David; nephews, Ryan Gillard and Eric Londo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Hilda Fuselier Derbes; and his brother, Walter "Pete" Derbes; and grand-nephew, Caleb Copeland. He loved all LSU sports, fishing, and animals – especially his pets. He will be remembered always for his kindness, compassion, and devotion to his family and his community. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, 9995 Hooper Rd., Central, LA on Wednesday, February 7, and will continue again on Thursday, February 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final visitation will resume on Friday, Feb. 9, from 12 p.m. until services at 1 p.m., officiated by Father Mike Moroney. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Special thanks to The Hospice of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to City of Central Food Bank, 12023 Sullivan Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818 or an animal charity of your choice. Please share your condolences at