JEFFERSON, La. -- Raymond Waguespack, a constable for the 5th Justice Court of Jefferson Parish, passed away Wednesday morning.

Officials said Waguespack died peacefully after a lengthy illness, which was not specified.

Waguespack began serving as constable in 2014 and was a two-term member of the Republican State Central Committee.

He was a graduate of Loyola University and a certified senior professional in human resources.

Waguespack was a husband and father of two children.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Benilde Catholic Church in Metairie, with a funeral Mass following.