James Scott “Bodie” Southall, Sr., a resident of Plaquemine, died on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was 82 years old and was retired from BASF with 37 years of service. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm. Visitation continues on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary from 9am until service at 11am conducted by Pastor Paul Ballard. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. He is survived by his daughter, Kay Smith and husband, Kenny. 2 sons, James “Scottie” Southall, Jr. and wife, Rhonda and Jeff “Rooster” Southall and wife, Linda. 2 sisters, Martha Flint and Katy Knaps and a brother, Oscar Southall and wife, Sharon. 6 grandchildren, Ryan (Megan) Southall, Rachel (Casey) Hurst, Jamie Smith, Tanner (Jessica) Smith, Austin (Jordan) Southall and Brooks Southall. 5 great grandchildren, Carson Southall, Atticus Southall, Evageline Southall, Bo Southall and James Southall. Numerous nieces and nephews. “Bodie” is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Lucy Southall, a great grandson, Teddy Hurst, his parents, Oscar M. and Louise D. Southall and 2 sisters, Jean Hartley and Patsy Southall. Pallbearers will be Ryan Southall, Austin Southall, Brooks Southall, Jamie Smith, Tanner Smith and Casey Hurst. “Bodie” was a volunteer Coach for football, basketball and baseball. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and was a longtime member of OCAW.
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