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Benny Roy Backlund

February 3, 1927 February 25, 2016
Benny Roy Backlund
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Benny Roy Backlund was born on February 3, 1927, in Lake Charles, LA, to Onne Roy and Mattie Backlund. He passed away on February 24, 2016, in Lake Charles, LA at the age of 89. He was a Merchant Mariner and a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Also, he worked at Mobil Oil Company and retired from the company after many years. Mr. Benny was an ordained Baptist minister having served at Calcasieu Baptist Church and various other churches in the area. He loved to fish, golf, and travel. He was a supporter of the Baptist Children"s Home and disabled veterans. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family will gather for private memorial services at a later date to honor his wishes. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife of 32 years, Genelle Isdale Backlund, son, John Backlund, grandson, Ryan, great-granddaughter, Heather, and brother Gordon Backlund. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lula Virginia of Anacoco, LA Sons: David and Ginger Backlund of Ragley, LA, Michael and Evelyn Backlund of Sulphur, LA, Frank and Joyce Backlund of Leesville, LA, Skipper and Kwela McDonald of Paragould, AR, and Willie and Joyce McDonald of Anacoco, LA Sister: Elsie "Sue" Brantley of DeQuincy, LA 20 Grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren, 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren Family requests donations be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children"s Home, PO Box 4196, Monroe, LA, 71211, or to the Disabled American Veterans Charity. Words of comfort may be extended to the family at or on facebook at Jeane Funeral Service.

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