Walter Breithaupt

Walter Breithaupt, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux. He was born May 9, 1937 in Jena to the union of his parents, Robert and Ethel Cooper Breithaupt. Walter was an SP 4 engineer and worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Highways. He was a farmer, avid fisherman, and he loved cooking, camping and working in his garden, and is a former member of Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Gary Norris and Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Breithaupt and Otis “Leon” Breithaupt; and sister, Colleen Breithaupt. Those left to cherish in his memory include his daughters, Colleen Knox and husband James of Houma, and Linda Hudnall and husband Kenny of Jena; sisters, Lou Robertson of Jena and Effie Bradford of Montgomery, TX; grandson, Rodney Knox; and great granddaughter, Landyn Knox. Pallbearers were Ricky Otwell, Ben Otwell, Wesley Otwell, Bobby Davis, Rodney Knox and Steven Breithaupt.

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