Lueg, Sr., Carl


July 31, 1908 - Nov. 1, 2003
Dr. Lueg, pastor emeritus, First United Methodist Church of Lake Charles, was born in McComb, Miss., on July 31, 1908. He spent his early life in New Orleans and attended Warren Easton High School. He earned a bachelor's degree at Centenary College and graduated from Perkins School of Theology at SMU with a bachelor of divinity. He served churches throughout Louisiana, and also served as District Superintendent of the New Orleans and Shreveport Districts. He served on the Boards of Trustees of both Centenary College and SMU. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Centenary College. Dr. Lueg served First UMC of Lake Charles from 1951 to 1962 as senior pastor and was on the staff since his return to Lake Charles in 1979. He served pastorates in Delhi, Slidell, Hammond, Natchitoches, Homer, New Orleans and Lake Charles. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and was the former State Grand Habibi Shrine chaplain.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lois Wheeler Lueg; and sons, Carl F. Lueg, Jr. of McAllen, Texas, and Mark C. Lueg and his wife Missy of Mandeville. He is also survived by grandchildren Mark C. Lueg, Jr. of Mandeville; Lisa Rodenkirch and husband Tommy of Covington; Erika C. Lueg of San Antonio; Charles A. Lueg of Pflugeville, Texas; Jenna R. Lueg of San Marcos, Texas; Carl F. Lueg, III of Austin, Texas; and Rebecca E. Lueg of McAllen; stepchildren, Stephen Wheeler, Marcia Wheeler, Claire Shaw and husband Dan, Heidi Towns and husband Scott, and Allison Kelley and husband Jim; stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Wheeler, Meghan Kinney, Chris Kinney, Jessica Towns, Katelyn Towns and Melissa Towns; and three great-grandsons. His wife of 45 years, Marjorie Culpepper McBride Lueg, and son David Noel Lueg preceded him in death along with his three siblings.
The family is sincerely grateful to Audrey, Pearl, Clara, Linda, Holly, Theresa, Mary and Debra for their loving care during his illness, and a special thanks to Eddie Oakley and Paul Ritter for their help and concern.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 2004

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