Zachie Eugene Primeaux, 77, of Lake Charles, passed away at 10:54 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 8, 2023 in a local hospital.
Mr. Primeaux was born Apr. 18, 1945 in Lake Charles, and was raised in Creol. He was a 1963 graduate of South Cameron High School, where he excelled in sports, and attended McNeese State University, where he met the love of his life and his first girlfriend, Carolyn Simpson. He worked for the U. S. Postal service for over forty years, beginning his career as a mail carrier and working his way up to the Postmaster in Sulphur, where he retired in 2009.
Mr. Primeaux was very active with the NALC (Postal Union), serving as a past president and traveling to coach other cities and countries in the correct and efficient ways to run their post office. He was an avid bowler, belonging to three different teams throughout the years and was very active with the McNeese Cowboy Club.
Mr. Primeaux was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed collecting old tools, spending time outdoors, cutting grass, golfing, gardening, and loved to help others. He will forever be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather, who loved his family dearly and instilled in them hard work and great work ethics.
Mr. Primeaux is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Carolyn Simpson Primeaux; children, Stephen E. Primeaux (Regina) of Sulphur, Zachie Lori Marie Primeaux Coleman (Patrick Scott) of DeQuincy, Marc Alan Belmont Primeaux (Julia) of York, S.C., and Anne-Marie Primeaux Doty (Bryan) of Sulphur; adopted children, Bethany Hope Bogan (John) of Richmond, Va. and Christopher Plaisance (Rachel) of Many; brother, Robert Primeaux (Jean) of Lake Charles; sister-in-law, Brenda Hope Primeaux of DeRidder; fur baby Cineaux; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nine grandfur babies; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, H. D. Primeaux, Frances Thibodeaux Melancon and Sydney Melancon; and brother, Earl Primeaux.
His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 12, at Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Rev. John Bosman officiated. Burial followed in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and continued on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.
Donations in his memory can be made to the McNeese Cowboy Club to support his love of sports at www.mcneesealumni.com and scroll to the ‘Give Now’ tab at the bottom.
The family would like to express a special word of thanks to DeVita Kidney Care, Dr. Nisar, to Trevor in the ER, and the heart doctors at Christus St. Patrick Hospital for the excellent care and compassion given.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net