Carson Ronald Brignac Sr
Carson Ronald Brignac, Sr.
RAYNE – Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. for Carson Ronald Brignac, Sr., 81, who died Friday, February 3, 2012 at his residence in Rayne. He passed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father after a brief illness with Leukemia.
Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 22 years Denise Richard Brignac, his son Carson "Ronnie" Brignac of St. Louis, Mo, and his companion Kathy; his daughter, Susan Bergeron and her husband Jerry of Rayne, LA; eight grand children; Jake, Coy, Zane, Beau, Matthew, Mike, Peggy and Jordan. He has ten great grandchildren; Addison, Averie, Miles, Emma, Brooklynn, Alissa, Madison, Landon, Grace and Colt; One sister Bonnie and her husband Clyde of Dothan, AL and two step grandchildren Maureen and Kasi. He is also survived by his in-laws Darrell and Judy Richard, his brothers in law Bubba and wife Terry, Shayne and wife Kim and Kent and wife Angela as well as numerous neices, nephews and godchildren.
He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Peggy Agee Brignac; his parents, Milton and Gladys Simon Brignac and his brother, Joe Brignac.
Carson was born in Rayne, LA on October 26, 1930 to parents Milton Joseph Brignac, Sr. and Gladys Simon Brignac, both who are deceased. He has one sister, Bonnie Rita Smith who is married to Clyde Smith of Dothan, Alabama. His brother Milton "Joe" Brignac, Jr. is also deceased. Carson attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated with the Class of 1947. He joined the United States Air Force in 1948. In the Air Force, he was a Flight Engineer and Crew Chief. He was also an Aircraft and Engine Instructor of World War II Veterans who were preparing to go into the Korean War. Upon returning to Rayne, Carson worked with his father at Rayne Jobbing Company for 19 years as a wholesale candy, drug and tobacco salesman. He then opened his own business, Carson’s Candy Company, which later grew into Slush Puppie of Southwest Louisiana and Golden Triangle Slush Puppie of Texas. He also had a wholesale and retail fireworks business – Fireworks Warehouse – which is still in operation today. He was very successful in business. He was the best salesman anywhere around Acadiana. He was a member and past president of the Rayne Lions Club and The American Legion Post #77, member and past Duke of the Krew of Triton in Lafayette and Royal Consort to the Queen in the Krew of Xanadu. He belonged to several RV Clubs – Crusin Cajuns, The Outlaws, Just Friends, The Rejects and a past member of the Airstream Club. He Loved RV’ing, Traveling with friends, being in Destin, Florida at his "Little Paradise", watching sports, UL Softball and dancing. In the past, he was passionate about hunting, fishing and playing golf.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. St. Joseph Carpenters Choir (All of whom he loved dearly) will provide the music for the funeral service. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Acadiana, and the Cancer Center of Acadiana. The family of Carson wish to thank all the nurses and doctors at Cancer Center of Acadiana and the nurse and staff of Hospice of Acadiana, especially Pattie Guidry.
Carson loved to have a good time. He was a charmer and could light up a room with his smile and dimples. Everyone who knew him loved him. If there were words to sum up his life, they would be honest, hard working, and fun loving. He will be dearly misssed by anyone who knew him.
A rosary will be recited Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home.
Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until service.
Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.