George Lock Paret,
||November 9, 1902
in Kansas City, Missouri|
1979 in Lake Charles, Louisiana|
||July 9, 1979 in
Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana (Map
Peck Paret, Sr.|
||May 2, 1923 in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
Lock Paret, Jr.|
Lake Charles American Press,
July 9, 1979, p. 1:
George Lock Paret
Sr. services scheduled today
Paret Sr., 76, prominent Southwest Louisiana businessman, died
at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at his residence at 107 Shell Beach
Funeral services for Mr. Paret
will be at 2 p.m. today, July 9, at the Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd.
The Rev. Frank
Swindle will officiate. Burial will be in Goos Cemetery under
direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Paret was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 9, 1902, the son
of Milnor Peck Paret and Letitia (Lock)
He attended Lehigh University in
Pennsylvania from 1921-22, then transferred to Louisiana State
University, which he attended from 1922 to
He married Jane Winterhaler on May
He worked for a time, 1931-32,
as a landman with Fisher and Lowery, consulting geologists, in
Houston, Texas and moved to Lake Charles in
Mr. Paret was a divisional landman
for Stanoline Oil and Gas Co. from 1932-41, after which he
became an independent lease broker.
1941 he became president and general manager of Edgewood Land
and Logging Co., Ltd. and Lock Moore and Co., Ltd. In the same
year, he became president and manager of Goosport Graveyard
Endowment and Lock Playground Endowment.
Mr. Paret belonged to many organizations and held executive
positions in a number of them.
as president for the Calcasieu Area Council Boy Scouts of
America, as director for the Southwest Louisiana Fat Stock
Show and as president for Lake Charles United
He also served as director,
member of the executive board, and president fro the Louisiana
Forestry Association, as member and chairman for the Louisiana
Forestry Commission from 1953-59, and as director and
president for the Louisiana Brahman Association and for the
American Brahman Breeders Association.
Mr. Paret was a member of the Calcasieu Parish Cattlemen's
Association, the Landmen and Oil Scouts Association,
Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, the Independent
Petroleum Association of America, the New Orleans Petroleum
Club, Kappa Sigma fraternity and was voted King of Krewe of
Contraband in 1970.
He was also a member
of the Pioneer Club and Lake Charles Golf and Country
Mr. Paret was known for having
sold more beef animals for 4-H and FFA exhibitors than any
other man in the state. He sold cattle worldwide and won
awards in various contests.
He was also
responsible for a donation of land to the Boy Scouts for Camp
In 1976 the Southwest District
Fat Stock Show was dedicated to Mr. Paret and in 1977 he was
honored by the Calcasieu Cow Belles as the father of "Beef for
Survivors include his
wife, Mrs. Jane Winterhaler Paret; two sons, George Lock
Paret, Jr., and Charles Milnor Paret, both of Lake Charles,
and five grandchildren.
be George L. Paret III, Melvin P. Paret, John M. Paret, Edward
Lock Anderson, Robert Anderson and Milnor