LEONVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Gustave "Gus" R. Breaux, Jr., age 94, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in the St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Reverend Ken Domingue will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in the St. Leo the Great Mausoleum.
Mr. Gus was the 7th of nine children. He was born and raised on the family farm in Notleyville, LA. He graduated Leonville High School in 1941. Gus enlisted in the United State Army Air Corps in 1942. During WWII he served on Okinawa in the Pacific Theater assigned to a B-29 squadron. In 1952 and 1955 he served in Korea. He also served during the Berlin Air Lift, The Cuban Crisis, Vietnam and three years in Turkey. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1968 with 28 years of Military duty, with the rank of Chief Master (CMSgt) E-9.
Mr. Gus was a life member of the Leonville Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. He was a life member of the Jules B. Jeanmard Assembly 4th degree, the Arnaudville V.F.W. 5155, the American Legion of Leonville Post 278, the Air Force Association and the National Association of Uniformed Services.
Survivors include his two sons, Patrick R. Breaux (Maj. USAF Retired) and wife, Lisa of O' Fallon , IL, Thomas L. Breaux (ARMY) of Leonville, LA; grandchildren, Scott Deville, Travis Clark, Jessica Migues, Aaron, Thaddeaus, Laiken, Collin, Jayden, Katherine Rose, and Natheniel Breaux; brother Veron Breaux and wife, Cinny of Baton Rouge, LA; sister, Marie Louise Breaux Shexnailder and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lilly Badeaux Breaux; parents, Louise Stelly Breaux and Gustave Breaux, Sr.; daughter, Sandra Kay Breaux Clark; brothers, Warren, Leo and Roy Breaux; sisters, Girtrude Breaux Rivette, Thelma Breaux Jones and Muriel Breaux Payne.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 until time of service.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Breaux, Thomas Breaux, Teddy Stelly, Kyle Stelly, Thaddeaus Breaux and Collin Breaux.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-8532.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.
Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas (2309 George Drive, Opelousas, La. 70570), (337) 948-6523 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
It is with great sadness that Papa Breaux has passed. He was a good man, a great mentor and military leader. RIP Chief, your watch is over.
MSgt (Ret) Nolton Lavergne, USAF
Nolton Gerald Lavergne (Jr)Bossier City, LA
Sympathy & prayers to all the family & friends for your loss. Mr Breaux was a wonderful & accomplished person. We will honor his memory. May he RIP. Sincerely Suzanne Stelly & fly
Suzanne StellyArnaudville, LA
From all the Soldiers and Command Team of the 61 st Troop Command, we send our condolences for your family.
CSM Albert L. Banzant JrEunice, LA
mr breaux was a ray of sunshine .....everytime he came in the store (champagnes in leonville) he ALWAYS had a smile and made you laugh no matter what..... he will truley be missed and i will always remember him walking down that isle with his bananas and milk and getting boudin for his son REST IN PEACE MR BREAUX YOU ARE SPECIAL TO ME
vicky guidrozOpelousas, LA
My sincerest condolences to the family. Another great legend has gone to meet his lord and savior. May he rest in peace.
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Sorry for your loss
Angela SenegalHouston, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. We would often meet up with your dad at Champagnes or the Post Office. He was definitely a pillar of the community and he will be missed.
Jude and Lynn Lanclos MoreauLeonville, LA
You truly will be missed! An amazing uncle who I drove crazy, but always made me laugh.
Angie Champagne Boswell, Cody, & AlexBend, OR
Gus helped me secure employment with the St. Landry School Board many years ago, beginning a 30-year career. He served in that board for many years and it was my pleasure to work with him. He and Ms. Lily were good friends indeed. RIP Gus. 👏
Norma JohnsonLeonville, LA