Charles SellersLAFAYETTE, LA - Charles Sellers, 87, passed away on February 9, 2017 in Lafayette La. He was born on September 19, 1929; the youngest of seven to Caliphor Camille and Isabelle Vial Sellers in Lafayette La.Charles was a graduate of Cathedral High School. He also graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (currently the University of Louisiana) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. After graduation he served in the United States
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.Charles joined United Gas Company (Entex and CenterPoint Energy) in 1954 in New Iberia as a junior engineer. He served as assistant engineer, advanced engineer and chief engineer. In 1986 he was named Vice President and manager of the company's Louisiana division until his retirement in 1995 after 41 years.Charles was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Robert, CJ, Paul, Anne Sellers and Theresa Sellers Mouton; as well as his first wife of 39 years, Geraldine Sellers.Charles is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 22 years, Diane Bertrand Sellers of Lafayette, La; his sister Irene Sellers Chatelain (spouse Paul) of Metairie La, his daughter Dina Sellers of Dallas TX; his sons Michael Sellers of Chicago IL and David (spouse Nicole) Sellers of New Orleans; his Step son's James McLaurin of Lafayette La, Larry McLaurin of Arnaudville and Step Daughter Laurin (Spouse Darcy ) Knott of Arnaudville La.; grandchildren Ian & Alec Sellers, Josh McLaurin, Courtney Knott and Madeline McLaurin.A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2319 Johnson Street, Lafayette La. 70503 @ 1 pm on February 22, 2017.