Joseph Ivy (Joe) Leader, age 69, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. He was happily married to the love of his life, Julie Ann (Langlois) for 49 years. Graduating from St. Gabriel high, Joe was a simple man, who enjoyed living a life that was devoted to his wife, Julie and their two sons. He was a big fan of sports, and could be counted on to be at all of his sons and grandson's football or baseball games. He also coached in the BREC's little league baseball summer games for 20 years. Joe was retired from Senior Construction Designers where he worked as a Senior Construction Designer. Joe is survived by his devoted wife, Julie, his loving mother, Sybil Rita (Braud) Leader, his 2 sons Dwayne Joseph (Tamara) Leader and Byron Allen (Misti) Leader and his 2 grandchildren Devin Michael Leader and Darian Nicole Leader, whom he was so proud to boast of. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Ivy Joseph Leader, his paternal grandparents, Sim and Elsie (Brown) Leader, maternal grandparents Allen and Louise Braud, his in-laws, Richard P. and Rita (Fabre) Langlois and brother in law Dickie Langlois. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 2 o'clock, followed by a reception to celebrate his life until 4 o'clock at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East. Deacon Brent from St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family with the cost of funeral expenses would be appreciated.
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