LABA Hall of Famer & Past President Passes Away

ChickLOS ANGELES — Archille Humphrey Julian Sr. was one of six children born to the late Archille and Philomene Humphrey Julian in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 24, 1935. He was the first child of this union; three siblings preceded him in death.

Archille, affectionately known to family and friends as “Little Archille” or “Chick” attended Public Schools in New Orleans and graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO). He served in the U.S. Naval Services. He was a Bicycle delivery guy for a New Orleans Pharmacy.

Chick moved to Los Angeles in 1962 and worked as a Supervisor in the Shipping Dept of May Co. until he became an entrepreneur. He started his own landscaping and recycling business for the past 47 years. Chick met Gwendolyn Wilbert in the mid 1970’s while bowling and they married in 1982. Both were bowlers and traveled around the country showing their skills.

His many accomplishments included: 1st Student Body President of Southern Univ. of N.O. 1959-1960, 1st National Junior Program Director for The National Bowling Association (TNBA) in 1974-5, Los Angeles Bowling Assn. President, United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Representative, Treasurer of LA TNBA, Board Member for National TNBA Youth Organization, bowled 2 “300 Games.” He served as junior coach at several bowling centers in Los Angeles.

He is the biological father of three children but fathered every child/young adult he came in contact with. He was always looking to help youth enrich their lives regardless of ethnicity. He was knowledgeable on any topic and would give advice, warranted or not to anyone. He was like a Historian regarding the changes the city undertook in the past 54 years. Loyal supporter of Minority owned businesses and women’s sports (bowling, basketball and tennis). Neighbors referred to him as “Neighborhood Watch” in the community because he knew every car that should be parked on the block and all the people that lived there. His concern for others endeared him to many.

Archille leaves to mourn, his wife Gwen, his children Archille H. Julian Jr., Pamela Julian Green, Tyrone A. Julian (Karla), brother Kenneth Julian Sr., sister Ella Frost (George), 5 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. His parents and 3 siblings (Terrence, Vernon, and Wayne Julian) preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held Saturday Aug. 13, 2016 – 11 am at True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 7901 S. Van Ness Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305.

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