Funeral service set for local man killed in weekend ambush


A funeral service will be held this Saturday, June 22 for an Opelousas man killed this past weekend after he was ambushed in a shooting outside his home.  

Police said 49-year-old Joseph “Stanley” Boxie, Jr. died at the scene, around 3 a.m. Sunday, in the driveway of his home on Martin Luther King Drive.  

His funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Family and loved ones will receive friends beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Melancon Funeral Home Chapel until the time of his services. 

Boxie, who was lovingly referred to as Junie, Mr. 630, and Big 6, was employed as a truck driver and owner operator for many years. 

He had a passion for music and was intrigued with vehicles of all types. He was also a gifted musical artist and performer, according to his obit.

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