September 3, 1966 – May 31, 2019
Joe Peyton Belton Jr., a native and former longtime resident of Franklin and a resident of Broussard for the past 17 years, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 52 on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Joey, as he was affectionately known, was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who had a big heart and would help anyone in need. He truly never met a stranger and could always be found with a big smile on his face. He was blessed to have worked for the past 20 years at Home Furniture for the Fleming family, who were more like family than employers. He was proud to have his pilot’s license and loved the freedom and excitement of flying. A handyman who could fix just about anything, Joey was also a self-taught electrician, who especially enjoyed rewiring boats. Second only to his love for his family and friends was his love of fishing, being on the water, and days spent at Cypremort Point. He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.
His memory will forever live in the hearts of his wife of 26 years, Claire Louviere Belton; his daughter, Erica Guiberteau and her husband Jude; his father, Joe Peyton Belton Sr.; his sister, Allyson Belton Billodeau and her husband Charlie; dear friend, Karol Fleming; his beloved pet LuLu; and grandpets, Ellie and Piper; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Those who have gone on before him include his mother, Alice Prince Belton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roland and Betty Louviere; and dear friend, Ged Fleming.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin. Reverend Sue Pugh will preside over the service with Deacon Gerald Bourg assisting. In keeping with Joey’s wishes, following the service he will be cremated with a private inurnment held at a later date in the Franklin Cemetery.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed Monday, June 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin, and Tuesday, June 4th, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin.
Serving as pallbearers will be Micah Rodriguez, Gerard Rodriguez, Brad Rodriguez, Kirt Prince, Edgar Dugas III, and Tommy LaBauve. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Billodeau, Jude Guiberteau, Bryant Tibbs, Elliott Peltier, Mike André, and Chris André.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.