Rene Joseph Robichaux III, 69, worked as a stockbroker

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Rene Joseph Robichaux III, 69, of Wilmington, born July 9, 1946, in Oak Knoll, Calif., died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at his residence.

As a young child, he grew up on Harbor Island. After graduation from N.H. High School, Rene attended Loyola University in New Orleans and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After college, he worked as a stockbroker for a short time.

Rene was preceded in death by his father, Rene Joseph Robichaux Jr.; mother, Inez Baily McKeithan; and nephews, Clint Robichaux and Alex Hobson.

He is survived by his sister, Linden Byrd of Raleigh; brothers, Chuck, Denis and Clark (Jenny), all of Wilmington; nieces, Kellie Smith and Leigh Milligan; nephews, Keith Bridges and Aaron Robichaux; along with five great-nephews.

A graveside memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Oakdale Cemetery.

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