Edward Posey Lobrano Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 7, 2013

July 5, 1940 – May 4, 2013

CENTREVILLE — Services for Edward Posey “Pokey” Lobrano Jr., 72, of Brandon, who died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Centreville United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville under the direction of Newman Funeral Home in Centreville.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Lobrano was born July 5, 1940, in Centreville, the son of Edward Posey Lobrano and Edna Thomas Lobrano. He was a retired lawyer, having practiced in the state of Mississippi. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

After graduating law school, Mr. Lobrano moved to Jackson where he practiced his chosen profession for more than 40 years. Additionally, he was an instructor of constitutional law at the Jackson School of Law and attorney for the Jackson Police Officer’s Union for a number of years. He was recognized by his peers and the judiciary as being one of the premier trail lawyers in the state of Mississippi.

Mr. Lobrano was a political pundit and loved to “argue” his conservative views via the social medium, Facebook. He loved pampering his pets and telling everyone about their numerous adventures.

Mr. Lobrano was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Edward Posey “Trip” Lobrano III and wife, Christine, of O’Fallon, Mo.; one daughter, Suzanne L. Lindsey and husband, Scott, of Smithdale; one sister, Jacqueline L. Gordon of Meridian; one brother, Thomas and wife, Mary Jean, of Centreville; six grandchildren, Brittany, Sadie and Posey Lobrano, all of O’Fallon, Mary McLean, Jack and Gigi Lindsey, all of Smithdale; a number of cousins, nieces and nephews; and a very special friend that he loved and mentored, Dylan Culberson of Madison.

Pallbearers will be Glen H. “Bebe” Thomas, Thomas Emile Lobrano Jr., Dr. Kenneth Gordon, Dr. Charles M. “Chuck” Lobrano, Dylan Culberson and Dr. William B. “Billy” Lobrano.

Honorary pallbearers will be Judge David C. Bramlette, Venton “Bubba” McNabb Jr., Charlie HInton, Gordon Redd, Dr. Shelby Smith, Dr. Bill Howard, Bobby Thomas and Jimmy Dan Dalton.

He was a professing Christian, loved quoting the Scriptures and was a member of the Centreville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Centreville United Methodist Church or Camp Van Dorn Museum in Centreville.