Justin Demary

Justin Daniel Demary, 25, of Iowa passed away tragically on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Justin was born May 10, 1995 in Lake Charles, raised in Grand Lake and later moved to Iowa, where he graduated from Iowa High School in 2013.

He attended Pearl River Community College and graduated from Minot State University, where he received his degree in Corporate Fitness with a minor in Spanish. Justin was a Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), previously worked for Heilman’s Performance, and later interned at Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Fla. and at Driveline Baseball in Kent, Wash. He hit a homerun when he landed his dream job as a strength and conditioning coach in the Boston Red Sox Minor League System, until the pandemic cut his dreams short and he returned home.

Justin was an amazing and accomplished baseball player. He played on various travel baseball teams throughout his life, for Grand Lake and Iowa High Schools and as #6 for Pearl River Community College, Minot State University, Acadiana Cane Cutters and BCBL in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Although Justin was an only child, his friends were his brothers, whether from baseball, hunting or fishing. He enjoyed time spent with the Haydels Duck Hunting Community, loved hunting and fishing at all the various places he lived, and was great at all that he put his heart and soul into. Justin will truly be remembered as a hard worker, great listener, and an amazing guy with a beautiful soul; to know him was to love him. He served as a role model to many and will forever be missed.

Justin leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Daniel “Danny” and Tammy Demary of Iowa; his girlfriend, Sydney Prigge of Gig Harbor, Wash.; grandmothers, Carol Demary of Lake Charles and Martha Hampton of Iowa; great-grandmother, Annie Marie Demary of Grand Lake; aunt, Aimee Brasseaux and husband Dallas of Longville; uncles, Jason Hampton and wife Anita of Sulphur, Jeff Hampton of League City, Texas, Roger Demary and wife Laurel of Seabrook, Texas, Tom Demary and wife Candace of Houston, Texas, and Randy Demary and wife Lindsay of Davis, Calif.; along with numerous cousins, other family members, friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jerry Demary and Thomas Hampton; and cousins, Connor Hampton and Eileen Demary.

Visitation will be at Lake City Baptist Church on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at Lake City Baptist Church, 3940 Holly Hill Road, Lake Charles, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Father Wayne LeBleu will officiate. Burial will follow in Sallier Cemetery.

Words of comfort and memories of Justin can be shared at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net

(Paid Memorial)