Leland "Toby" LaBove

March 29, 1937 ~ September 4, 2022

Toby LaBove, 85, of Sulphur, LA passed away on September 4, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Leland was born on March 29, 1937, in Hackberry, LA to Shelton and Melian LaBove. He enjoyed being a musician for many years playing the Fiddle, Crabbing, and being a Crane Operator worldwide. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 15 years, Lena LaBove; children, Gail LaBove, Tony LaBove, Latisha LaBove Robertson and husband James; step children, Linda Jahnke, Vance Thomas, and Letha Thomas; grandchildren, Matthew Morales, Jacob Morales and wife Courtney, Nicole Cameron and husband Brandon, Nathan LaBove, Amber Petite and husband Derin, and Josh LaBove; great grandchildren, Anna Grace Morales, Madeline Morales, Addison Morales, Maddie Petite, Macie Petite, Brandon Fillip, Ethan Crawford, Charlee Cameron, Posie Cameron, Axel LaBove, and Skylynn LaBove.

He is preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children, Geneva Hardee; siblings, Eviola Andrus and Alvia LaBove.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Sulphur with Fr. Tim Goodly officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mimosa Pines South.

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  1. I remember Toby and Lena Lou always dancing to Cajun music at the Kershaw family reunions. When Maw-Maw Irene Kershaw passed away Toby and Lena Lou were right there by her side. Toby will be missed by many. Condolences & Prayers to Lena Lou and the family.

  2. Toby: Sorry to see you go. You and Lena are two of the nicest people I know. Thank you for the family reunions. God be with you; rest in peace, cuz.

  3. Leland, your candle has gone out, but not the light you lit in our hearts. It will forever cast a glow in our remembrances of you. I miss you my brother-in-law, my brother. I shall see you again when I cross over to my real home in Heaven. Rest in peace.
    Lord Jesus, I pray you will grant graces and mercies to his family and friends who are grieving his loss. Grant them strength and peace which surpasses all understanding. Amen and amen.

  4. To my cousins, I don’t think fathers ever really leave us. They remain alive in your mind and heart. Letting go of Leland in this earthly world is painful and difficult, but he is now at peace in his permanent home. 

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