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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
Floyd Rachal

Floyd Joseph Rachal

Thursday, August 25th, 1938 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Mr. Floyd Joseph Rachal, age 80, of Basile, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Friday, August 23, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Services for Mr. Rachal will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball, Louisiana. Visitation for Mr. Rachal will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Rachal was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was described as a quiet man with a big heart who was loved by all. Mr. Rachal was an honorary LA Dodgers Baseball fan and loved his Western shows, especially, “Gunsmoke”. He worked for over 10 years in the maintenance department for Hotel Bentley in Alexandria. He was a gifted mechanic and tinkerer and enjoyed his harmonica and Blues. Mr. Rachal will forever be missed by those that loved and knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland Rachal and Emily Gallien Rachal.

Mr. Rachal is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley Lustro Rachal; daughters, Catherine Mills (Vernon) of Alexandria and Cheryl Meche (Perry) of Basile; son, John Rachal (Rachel) of Pineville; 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 10:00am
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA
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Denise McNeely

Posted at 02:32pm
Mr. Floyd was one of my favorites when I worked at The Hotel Bentley. My prayers are with his sweet family.

Victor Riscili

Posted at 07:52pm
I count myself truly blessed to known Mr Floyd. Had many laughs with him and the family, we will be praying for y'all!

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Posted at 08:54am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Floyd was an amazing man.
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Love Patty & Dennis Hensley

Posted at 09:29pm
Rest in Peace Uncle Floyd you always made us smile we will miss you
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Stephen Hillanbrand

Posted at 08:52am
Uncle Floyd, I will be rooting for the Dodgers on your behalf this season through the playoffs. We enjoyed our last visit together recently and will always remember our visits with you and Aunt Shirley fondly. We will miss you!

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