Well-known attorney Carl Harmon Hanchey dies

From KPLC Staff:

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC)-Well-known Lake Charles attorney Carl Harmon Hanchey died Sunday at his home, he was 72. According to the obituary released by Johnson Funeral Home, Hanchey was born in Oakdale, La., and grew up in DeRidder, La., where he graduated from DeRidder High School. During high school, he was the state champion in the high jump, and helped his team win the state title. He studied at LSU, where he earned a B.S. degree. After graduation, he entered the U. S. Army. He retired as a captain, having served in the Berlin Crisis, at Fort Benning, Ga. and Fort Polk, La. He earned a Juris Doctorate from LSU law school. He work as an attorney until the day he fell ill.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Brown Hanchey, a daughter, Lisa Diane Hanchey of Lafayette, La., and a son, David Harmon Hanchey of Lake Charles, both of whom followed in his footsteps by becoming attorneys', a daughter-in-law, Karen Billeaudeau Hanchey, and three grandchildren, Brian Harmon Hanchey, Scott Leon Hanchey, and Kristen Ellen Hanchey. Additionally, he is survived by his brothers, Milton Cormier of Phoenix, Az., and Eugene Curtis Hanchey of Sulphur, and a sister, Emily Jane Hanchey McCune of Baton Rouge, La.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in First United Methodist Church, 812 Kirkman Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Kirkman at Broad St) under direction of Johnson Funeral Home.