Billie Craig Jeane

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Craig Jeane went home to be with his Lord and
Savior on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from his
residence in Slagle, LA. Craig’s Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, January 24th, at Slagle Baptist Church with Reverends Greg Blackwell and
Cooley officiating. Burial will follow in Castor Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23 rd at Slagle Baptist and on
Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Craig was born August 8, 1949, in Leesville, LA and passed away at the age of 68. He
graduated from Leesville in 1968 and attended Louisiana State University for 2 years
where he
worked and lived in the Ag. Barn. Craig enjoyed competing in rodeo events such as bareback
and steer wrestling. He started clowning for rodeos in college and was selected to clown for
PRCA events. It was
through rodeos that he met the love of his life, Mary. They were married
in 1975 and lived in Houston for ten years.
He was a kindhearted and generous man who loved to hunt, fish, and cook with/for family and
Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who
were the “apples of his eye” and fondly called him “Pawpaw Rooster.” Craig was a member of
Slagle Baptist Church and worked for the East Central
Vernon Water Department for over 20
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Bill” and Elizabeth Jeane; brother, Jimmie
Dale Jeane. Carrying on his legacy are his wife of 42 years, Mary Richardson
Jeane; daughter,
Kimberleigh and husband C.B. Welch; brother, Tommy and wife Patty Jeane; grandchildren,
Samuel Craig, Abigail, and Joshua Welch; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of extended
family and
Pallbearers will be Bobby Clemons, Gary Dowden, Ken Paxton, Tony Jeane, Mitch Jeane, and
Alex Jeane. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Craig Welch, Joshua Welch, Jimmy
Funderburk, and Dennis Karmales.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Gregory Lord, Blane Perry, Kevin Soileau, and a
long-time family friend, Felecia Coffey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Craig’s memory to