Lee Edward Loche
Founder & Owner
Lee Edward Loche graduated from the Atlanta College of Mortuary Science in April 1949. In August of that same year, he accepted a position with Capital Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his family resided in Baton Rouge until October, 1967. He pulled up his roots and headed to North Louisiana. He pulled up his roots and headed HOME. He was about to fulfill the dream that had been growing in his mind, in his heart since he was a child. While serving in the Armed Services, Lee Edward had a dream. It was to establish a funeral home in Bastrop. While living in Baton Rouge, sending his wife and children to school, and taking courses himself, he purchased Smith Funeral Home from Levi and Ernestine Smith. He remodeled it, added on, and shaped it into an establishment designed to serve the citizens of Morehouse Parish.
The glow from his dream affected both sons. Both expressed a desire to attend mortuary school. Edward and Howard attended Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston and graduated with top honors in their classes. Keeping the fulfillment of the dream uppermost in his mind, he, again, made a purchase of the “Cullen House.” In Bastrop. He remodeled it, added on, and shaped it into the “new Loche’s Mortuary, Inc . He also purchased the adjoining property to continue the dream. On December 29, 2007, Lee passed away.