On Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at the age of 82, proud servant, husband, father and grandfather Dr. Chai Sereebutra passed away peacefully at his home in Covington, La.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931 the youngest of eight children to Chur Seributra and Chiam Hanesavat, both of Bangkok, Thailand.

He is survived by his wife Connie Melancon Sereebutra, of Covington, La. and their three children and eight grandchildren: Theo Sereebutra, his wife Julie, and their two children Noah and Phoebe, from Atlanta, Ga.; Charles Sereebutra, his wife Cindy, and their four children Will, Alex, Mary and Charlie from Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Dr. Paula Sereebutra Seal, her husband Britt, and their two children Madeleine and Evan of New Orleans, La.

Dr. Sereebutra graduated from medical school in Thailand and subsequently, moved to Houston, TX where he was to complete his training and meet his wife Connie. Dr. Sereebutra practiced medicine in Apalachicola for most of his career. He retired at the age of 72 in Covington, La. He was always selfless in his care for others. Chai was a devoted husband for 45 years, then a proud father, and a doting grandfather. His other passions included boxing, billiards, and playing the lottery.

Family and friends are welcome to join Chai's immediate family for a viewing on Thursday, Feb. 13 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington, La. from 6 to 9 p.m.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wat Wimuttayaram Temple, 1601 Stanton Road, New Orleans, LA 70131