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Grady Anthony Poché age 59 was born on June 8, 1958 and passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with his family and friends by his side after a brief battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Paulina. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dana Roussel Poché, son, Caleb Poché and daughter, Michelle Guidry (Jeremy). Also survived by his mother, Germaine Guidry Poché, siblings, Eric Poché (Sherilyn), Douglas Poché, Dina Richard (Bryant), Clark Poché (Temple), mother and father-in-law, Theresa and Richard Roussel, brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith Roussel, Rhonda Roper (Neil), Sandra Babin (Billy), Tammy Hymel (Brett), Nadine Louviere, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Wilmer “Joe” Poché. Grady was a sugarcane farmer most of his life which was a job that he dearly loved. He loved volunteering his time cooking for many causes dear to his heart, such as the annual Farmers Field Day, the St. James Parish 4-H Livestock Show, and the Couchon de Lait. He was a member of Paulina - Grand Point - Belmont Fire Department for more than 30 years and served as Chief Engineer until it was renamed St. James Parish Volunteer Fire Department, serving as president of that department as well. He was also an active member of the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association. Grady served on the St. James Parish Planning Commission. His generosity, his willingness to always lend a hand, and his sense of humor naturally drew others towards him. Known to most as “Shady Grady,” he also gave special nicknames to many others. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends. A visitation in his honor was on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Rose Lynn Funeral Services, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A visitation resumed on Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Convent, LA from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina, LA. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit www.roselynnfuneralhome.com

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