OBERLIN, LA (KPLC) - John D. Manuel, the Allen Parish Ward 1 Constable, passed away on Wednesday.
Manuel, 78, had served as Ward 1 Constable since October 2002.
Oberlin town officials say that Manuel was a lifelong resident of the small town and very well-known in the community. Officials described him as "personable" and "polite."
Manuel had also served as deputy of voting machines and was a U.S. Army veteran. He also served as a merchant marine for many years.
Manuel's funeral is being held under the direction of Ardoin Funeral Home in Kinder.