Ramon Lugo Laboy, Jr., 71, beloved husband, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Ramon L. Laboy, Sr. and Paulina R. Ruiz Laboy. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, having served as a tail gunner in the B52 bomber. Ramon flew 52 missions over Vietnam, while stationed in Guam. He studied at the University of New Orleans and Texas A&M.
Ramon was a well-known singer and musician who had three bands: Live Wire, Deuces Wild and C'est La Vie. He was part of the Star Dusters Drum and Bugle Core where he won State Nationals and helped direct and reorganize the Air Force's Drum and Bugle Core. Ramon was in the choir at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church.
He was one of the best bartenders in New Orleans. His career included the Houlihan on Bourbon Street and Café Pontalba, which he managed.
Ramon was also an actor who had several roles in plays at "Le Petite Theatre" in the French Quarter.
He worked at Charity Hospital, Carmel Home and Emperian Property Dept in their maintenance departments. Ramon was generous with his time and helped the Battered Women's Organization, Catholic Youth Organization, Knights of Columbus and Big Brothers Program. He received an award from Charity Hospital for being the best storyteller!
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lois Laboy; daughter, Pauline Wigginton (Wilfert); sons, Ramon A. Laboy, III, Miguel D. Laboy, Sr. and Joseph F. Laboy; grandchildren, Jenna Laboy, Gavin Laboy, Miguel D. Laboy, Jr., Phillip Laboy, Dekota Laboy, Anna Laboy, James Laboy, Paul Laboy and Ramon Laboy, IV; great-grandchildren, Parker J. and Priscilla Rose Everette; siblings, Teresa L. Messina and Regina L. Wileman; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to health and safety directives, the services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.