Before Percy J. Manceaux Jr. served as the marshal for 14 years, his father, Percy Manceaux Sr. was the marshal for close to 30 years.
The Manceaux tradition looks to be over.
Manceaux, 75, died Thursday and was buried Monday at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kaplan.
He was laid to rest at Kaplan Cemetery on Monday.
“Percy was an outstanding guy,” said Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams. “Anytime anyone needed something, he was there. He will be missed.”
Monday night at the Vermilion Parish Police Jury’s regular scheduled meeting, Deputy Chief Ruby Thibeaux was to be sworn in as the new marshal of Ward 9.
According to state law, when the unexpired term exceeds one year, the chief deputy assumes the duties and position until the successor is elected and takes office. Thibodeaux will be the acting marshal until a special election can be held later this year, possibly in November, the same time the president is elected.
He was a member of the National Constables and Marshall Association as well as the Louisiana City Marshall Association. He was also a member of the Lions Club and served on the council for AARP and served as Treasurer of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by one son, Randall Manceaux of Kaplan; three daughters, Donna and her husband John Kelley of Brewton, Alabama; Kathy and her husband Bobby Mire Sr. of Kaplan and Jackie and her husband Joe Adams of Kaplan; two sisters, Leverda Callahan and Lezida LaPoint both of Kaplan and one brother, Roland Manceaux of Lafayette.