PRINCETON—Edward Felix August Lagneau, 89, of Princeton passed away on Thursday Sept. 13, 2012 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.


Edward was born on July 15, 1923 in Bicknell to Edward Felix and Juliette (DeVaux) Lagneau.


He married Lorretta Mae Privett on July 5, 1941


Edward worked at Kixmiller & Sons in Bicknell from age 16 until 1963. He then became one of the owners of Princeton Electric Motors, Inc. in Princeton where he worked until he retired. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton. He was also a former member of the Optimist Club. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and carpenter because he loved working with wood.


He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lorretta of Princeton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny (Sandy) Lagneau of Columbus and Bruce (Terri) Lagneau of Princeton; two daughters, Patricia Smith of Princeton and Shavona Neville (Carl Barber) of Clarksville, Tenn.; son-in-law, Tom Neville of Clarksville, Tenn; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; six great-great grandsons; and a brother, Tom Lagneau of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eddie Lagneau; sister & brother-in-law, Mary and Ralph McGlone; and sister, Jeanne “Jane” Redfern.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, Father Ronald Zgunda celebrant. Burial will be at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch


Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton