The Life of Clayton Charles Meaux Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lafayette, for Clayton Charles Meaux, age 81, who passed away Saturday evening, November 19, 2022 at his residence in Lafayette with his family at his side. The family requests that visitation be observed at Martin & Castille’s SOUTHSIDE location on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. A Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the funeral Mass.

Reverend Steve LeBlanc will serve as Celebrant of the Mass and conduct the funeral services. Reverend James C. Brady, JCL, Pastor of St. Pius X, will serve as Concelebrant.

Left behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Delores Prejean Meaux, his sons, Clayton Meaux, Jr. (Alane) of Lafayette, Matthew Meaux of Sanford, FL, and Edward Meaux (Susan) of DeBary, FL, his 13 grandchildren, Amanda Meaux, Christopher Meaux (Molli), Dr. Alyse Hines (Robert), Joshua Meaux, Benjamin Meaux, Nicholas Meaux, Drake Meaux (Nicole), Casey Meaux, Lillian Meaux, Ethan Meaux, Mikayla Meaux, Meagan Meaux, and Maryssa Meaux. He also has 6 great grandchildren, Clayton, Evelyn, Margaret, Sophia, Rose, Charlotte, and one more on the way (Caroline). He is also survived by his siblings, Lawrence Edgar Meaux (Estella) of Singapore, Carl Meaux (Llona) of Florida, and Jeanne Ardoin (Mike) of Ville Platte.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Edgar Meaux and Lillian Miller Meaux of Eunice.

Clayton Meaux was born in Eunice, Louisiana. He attended St. Ed’s before he began working at the Ford dealership in Eunice. He worked for Auto Parts House for 17 years. In 1978 he and his wife started their own business, Meaux's Automotive & Industrial Parts, in Lafayette, which they owned for 18 years. After a brief attempt at retirement, he worked for Greene's Energy Group as a Purchasing Agent for another 16 years before actually retiring in 2016 to spend time with his wife, traveling back and forth to their camp in Dulac, LA, and fishing as much as possible. Their “Family of Friends” on Four Points Road enjoyed their company for 19 years before Hurricane Ida demolished the camp along with much of the region. Within one year, through significant effort and determination and love and support from the family they created, the camp was rebuilt.

Clayton was an active member of St. Pius X Church since its inception, serving on the Parish Council, participating in the Usher’s Society, and serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He and his wife were very involved in the Engaged Encounter ministry and helped to prepare young couples for marriage. Whenever he and Delores were in Dulac, LA., they attended Holy Family Catholic Church. He was a father and grandfather figure to many who were fortunate enough to have him in their lives. He taught honesty and tenacity through a strong work ethic, not only through his words, but by his actions. He loved sharing his excellent culinary skills by feeding everyone who visited, and he especially enjoyed sharing his camp with family and friends who shared his love of fishing.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Christopher, Drake, Casey, Joshua, Benjamin, and Nicholas Meaux.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandson Ethan Meaux, Mike Caminita, Brent Comeaux, and Scott Burling.

A heartfelt appreciation is extended to all those who lovingly cared for Clayton during this past year. Special thanks to Matthew for coming to live with and care for his parents for the past 8 months.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, or Hospice of Acadiana.

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