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John Barclay Whitaker

November 12, 1939 — February 13, 2024

Natchitoches

We celebrate the life of John Barclay Whitaker who passed peacefully on the evening of February 13, 2024 after a courageous effort battling cancer.

He was a veteran of the US Armed Forces serving in the Navy prior to attending Northwestern State University and then receiving his J.D. from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, LSU Baton Rouge.

After co-founding a successful law practice, he was elected District Court Judge in 1980 where he presided over criminal, civil and family law cases.

After retirement and well up to his date of passing, John lived out his dream to return to his roots by running a cattle ranch and pecan orchard.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, and by his three children, Angela, Barclay, and Jeanette.  He was blessed with four grandchildren, Philip, Abigail, Benjamin, and Greyson.

John was an active parishioner in St. Anne Catholic Church parish, often lending his oratory skills at Sunday mass.   He had a passion for hunting, fishing, golf, and anything outdoors.   Everyone who knew him knew that he lived a rich and fulfilling life.

Although we will miss him immensely, we know his soul is with the Lord.  In that, we shall all take comfort.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. Anne Catholic Church in the Spanish Lake Community.  Burial will follow at Gorum Cemetery in Gorum, LA.  The family will receive friends from 10 am until 12 pm at Blanchard-St. Denis on Friday the 16th.  

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Visitation

Friday, February 16, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Mass

Friday, February 16, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, February 16, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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