Robert Cagle Obituary

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Robert Brantley Cagle Jr.

July 18, 1941 - March 15, 2014
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Robert Brantley Cagle Jr. LAKE CHARLES - Robert Brantley Cagle Jr., 72, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in a local care center. Brantley was a Professor of Library Science at McNeese State University and Human Services Consultant specializing in developmental disabilities. He was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia, Senior Disabilities Analysts and Diplomat (ABDA), and Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC). He held a BA from McNeese State University, MA and MSW from Louisiana State University, and a MSLS from The Catholic University of America. Among his 22...
Robert Brantley Cagle Jr.
LAKE CHARLES - Robert Brantley Cagle Jr., 72, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in a local care center.
Brantley was a Professor of Library Science at McNeese State University and Human Services Consultant specializing in developmental disabilities. He was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia, Senior Disabilities Analysts and Diplomat (ABDA), and Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC). He held a BA from McNeese State University, MA and MSW from Louisiana State University, and a MSLS from The Catholic University of America. Among his 22 publications is "Reference Services for the Developmentally Disabled: Normalization of Access," this was a recipient of the 1984 John Brubaker Award, given by the Catholic Library Association. On March 25, 1993, Cagle was awarded the Lucy B. Foote Award for his "substantial contribution to the library profession through the field of special librarianship" by the Louisiana Library Association. In 1995 he was the recipient of the prestigious Humanitarian Award presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation in New Orleans, La. This award acknowledged Cagle for "Promotion of Human Welfare and Social Reform" in the use of federal and state information on disability law. The award also recognized Cagle's publications and training in self-advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities. On Aug. 5, 1999, he was acknowledged by the American Association on Mental Retardation as a professional who fostered "Meritorious Contributions to the field of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities in the 20th Century." He also published a chapter entitled "Equipping Self-Advocates with Effective Information Access Skills," in "Information Services for People with Developmental Disabilities: The Library Managers Handbook," Greenwood Press, 1995. The handbook is included in the Greenwood Library Management Collection series. He served as chairman of the University of Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation Board, member council for the Louisiana Rehabilitation Service and served on the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Advisory Council. He was an active member in the National Association of Social Workers, American Association on Mental Retardation and the American Library Association. Later he served as a consultant for Evergreen Community Services of Southwest Louisiana and Louisiana Community Care Inc.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Cagle; two daughters, Melissa Avants, Shelia Glenn, both of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Devin Glenn, Charles Huddleston and wife Melony, James Freese III, all of Lake Charles; mother-in-law, Ethel Moore of Lake Charles; sister-in-law, Sandra Breaux of Westlake; two sisters, Jan Dressler of Lake Charles, Judy Kohler of Moss Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Cagle Sr.; and brother, William D. Cagle.
His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18 in St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church of Lake Charles. The Rev. Dr. Jack O'Dell and Rev. Charles Huddleston will officiate. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. today, March 17 and will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park. Words of comfort may be shared with the family atwww.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

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"In my years at McNeese, there was never a time when Brantley didn't have a smile on his face and a happy heart. He was an amazing educator and human being...." Keri (Westlake, LA)

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