Anthony “Tony” Peshoff, 67, of Lake Charles died Monday, June 8, 2020, at his residence in Lake Charles.
He was born in Lake Charles and lived his entire life in the Southwest Louisiana area. He started as Fire Chief when Ward Six Fire Department was established in 1986 and remained with the fire department until 1999. He also founded the Fire Training Center on Holbrook Park Road, which is still in operation today, and is an extremely successful emergency response training facility. He served as a DeQuincy City Police Officer, as well as a Calcasieu Parish Deputy for many years. He also owned and operated Tony’s A/C & Electrical for many years.
Survivors include his two daughters, Danita Longman (Scott) of Jacksonville, Fla. and Alison Peshoff of Lake Charles; one son, Anthony Peshoff Jr. (Ariel) of DeQuincy; two brothers, Daniel Peshoff Sr. of Grand Lake and Brett Peshoff of West Plains, Mo.; one sister, Elizabeth Greenlee of Lake Charles; three grandsons; one granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father Elmer Peshoff; and mother Joyce DeRouen Peshoff.
His memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin Saturday from 12 noon until time of service.