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J.C. ‘Bud’ Choat (05-23-2017)
Funeral services for J C
“Bud” Choat, of Farmerville
were held at 2 p.m.
on Friday, May 19, 2017, at
Crestview Baptist Church
with Bro. Wayne Whiteside
officiating. Burial followed
at Crestview Cemetery under
the direction of Farrar
Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Mr. Choat, 89, went to
his heavenly home May
16, 2017. He was a former
resident of Luray, VA before
moving to Farmerville
in 1989. He was a charter
member of Crestview
Baptist Church, where he
served as a deacon for many
years and was a dedicated coffee maker in the Sonshine
Sunday School Class.
Mr. Choat was a farmer in East Carroll Parish for a
number of years, a craftsman, artist and a contractor.
He assisted in the construction of the Smithsonian Art
Museum and Metro Subway in Washington, D.C., as well
as ushering in the Jet Age working for Boeing Co. He was
a member of the Union Parish Council on Aging, where
he practiced his artistry. He also enjoyed basket weaving
and canning chairs. Bud was a loving husband, father, and
grandfather. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren
and great grandchildren, but most of all he loved His Lord.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Robert
Joshua and Melvina Spangler Choat; three brothers and
Left to cherish his memory is: His wife of 72 years, Sylvia
McAdams Choat of Farmerville; two daughters – Joan
Frazier and husband Paul of Ruston and Shawn Martin
and husband Chet of Fredricksburg, Va.; three sons – Les
Choat and wife Vicki of Sterlington, Curtis Choat and
wife Lisa of Luray, Va. and Ron Choat and wife Beth of
El Dorado; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren;
numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Grandsons served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers
were Richard Royal and deacons of Crestview Baptist
The family would like to thank the staff of Arbor Rose
for the dedicated, loving care they have shown to Bud and
his wife, Sylvia.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18,
2017, at Crestview Baptist Church in Farmerville.