Floyd Joseph "Black" Arabie
July 31, 1951 - May 3, 2021
Floyd Joseph "Black" Arabie, age 69, passed away Monday morning May 3, 2021 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born in Algiers on July 31, 1951 and grew up in Bridge City. Floyd lived with his family in the Sun Community for the last 40 years. He was retired as a pile driving supervisor after a long career in marine construction. Floyd was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors. He loved his pets, chickens and other barnyard animals. But most especially, Floyd loved his family and friends.
Survived by: Wife of 45 years: Denise Frickey Arabie; Daughter: Brandie Marie Arabie; Daughter in law: Tricia A. Arabie; Grandchildren and Spouses: Sr. Airman Joseph C. Arabie, Landon I. Arabie and Jasmine, R. Logan Smith, Paige C. Arabie and Jessie, Gabriel B. Morse and Junior, Krysten H. Arabie, Rebekah D. Morse; Great-grandchildren: Gaston “T-Boy” Morse, III, Cypress J. Pierce, Shawn D. Morse, Remington K. Arabie; Siblings: Ama Kirkfield, Lawrence Arabie, Lois Guidry, Betty Duhe’, Michael Arabie, Ray Arabie; Also numerous beloved nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his son Shawn I. “Loaf” Arabie, parents Frank J. Arabie and Elvira Bourgeouis Arabie, brothers Frank J. Arabie, Jr., Adam M. Arabie, Larry P. Arabie, Ernest Arabie, Joachim Arabie, sister Theresa Thibodeaux Arabie, paternal grandparents Joachim Paul Arabie and Theresa Martinez Arabie, maternal grandparents Joseph D. Bourgeouis and Emma M. Barbier Bourgeouis.
Visitation will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church (19840 Lee Road, Franklinton, LA) on Saturday May 8th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 3:00 pm Saturday with Rev. Derek Dantin and Rev. Russell Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Joseph Arabie, Landon Arabie, Logan Smith, Jason Smith, Wayne Kirkfield, Stephen Crawford, Michael Alphonso
Honorary Pallbeaers are Marc Frickey, Dirk Frickey