Punch was killed while working on a drilling rig in Mozambique. The 35-year-old Punch was working on the Deepwater Millennium drillship owned by Transocean.
The accident happened June 2 around 6:20 central time. The drillship is conducting testing operations of an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation discovery off the coast. Punch was a contract employee working with HTK Consultants. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
It was his first day on the job because he went there to relieve someone who had to come in for medical attention.
Originally from the Lafayette area, Punch will be buried at David’s Funeral Home in Youngsville.
A funeral mass wil be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Broussard on Friday at 11 a.m and he will be buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Carencro.
He leaves behind a wife, Misty Boggs Punch, and was the father of seven.