Apr 5, 2010 6:53 PM by Kate Mundy
Standing room only Monday, as friends and family gathered for the funeral of a slain pizza delivery man. Tim Falgout, 50, was robbed and stabbed to death one week ago.
It was an agonizing few hours for family as they said goodbye to Tim on earth. Loved ones pored over pictures before the morning funeral mass at St. Pius in Lafayette. The pictures showed Tim as a toddler, an oldie in front of his Mustang and one with his loving parents.
During the Mass, Tim was described as a man among men, a leader without performing and a man of reliability. Tim was involved with the Community of Jesus Crucified, the Come Lord Jesus program and the 4th day committee of the youth Cursillo movement.
Faith tells his family that he's just beginning his "life." But the way he left them, so violently, leaves an unsettled feeling. The man who spent his life humbly and quietly serving God, was robbed and stabbed multiple times while delivering a pizza on Rue Canard Street near Youngsville.
"My prayer is that whoever did this would come to know the mercy of God and the forgiveness of God, I mean what better testimony for somebody who would have so much pain and evil in their heart to turn their life around and give God glory," said Lindy Soileau, sister of the victim.
With few leads and no arrests, they wait and pray. "I want justice for Tim, but I couldn't live with the thought of the person who did this dying with this on their soul," said Soileau.
The Falgouts don't want others to lose their faith over Tim's senseless death. The devout Catholic would never want to have that kind of impact.
"He touched so many lives in his ways," said his sister Susette Hunt. When asked if he might be looking down over his own funeral, Hunt replied "absolutely and he's going, you people down there are crazy and you don't need to do all this fuss over me."
He was buried in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
Detectives are still seeking the driver of a black SUV for questioning. The surveillance images of the vehicle following closely behind Falgout was captured just before he turned into Hunter's Ridge Subdivision to deliver a pizza.
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