Graduated 1960

Charles Whitehead passed away September 15, 2021. He, began practicing law in Natchitoches in August 1966 and served the Natchitoches community in many areas including, Assistant District Attorney, 1970-1973, Board of Directors, Natchitoches Industries, 1981-1984, Chairman, City of Natchitoches Planning & Zoning Commission, 1970-1976, Board of Commissioners, Natchitoches Parish Hospital, 1976-1982, Chairman, Natchitoches Parish American Red Cross Fund Drive, 1968, and President, Natchitoches Parish L.S.U. Alumni Association, 1969-1975.  Charlie also served Immaculate Conception Church in various capacities including, St. Mary’s School Board, 1975-1978, Trustee, Lector and Eucharistic Minister and as terms as President, Vice President and Secretary of the Parish Council.  Charlie was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1357 since 1956.  In 1983, Pope John Paul II bestowed upon him the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, an order of knighthood in recognition of personal service to the Holy See and to the Roman Catholic Church.  Charlie was inducted into the Northwestern State University, College of Business and Technology Hall of Distinction in 1999 and the St. Mary’s Academic Hall of Fame in 2002.