Leroy Gilbert Breaux, 90, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Meadows in Orange.

He was born Aug. 4, in Franklin, LA to Sylvia and Gilbert Breaux. He lived in Orange until 1949 when he and his wife Dorothy Fox Breaux moved to Bridge City to raise their family.

Leroy retired from the City of Orange and Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department.

A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, Jan. 23 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 2:00 p.m. with a burial mass at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City and interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange.

Leroy was an active member of the Bridge City Fire Department for 30years. For 50 years he was involved with Boy Scouts of America. His greatest love was being Scout Master for Troops 133, 33 and 29. He received the Silver Beaver award, and also the Orange County Citizen of the Year award He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and crabbing with his children; he also made numerous gifts with his ability of woodcrafting.

His famous quote was “remember the more you suffer on earth the GREATER your rewards are in heaven”. With that said, Dad has a mansion of solid gold which awaits him. He taught his children about the love of God, respect of our faith. Most importantly, he taught how to live with the peace of heart that he and God will be a part of, who we were to become.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Thomas, Johnny and Walter Breaux and by his infant grandson, Donald Wayne Breaux and great-granddaughter Chloe Marie Breaux.

Leroy’s love and memories will remain in the hearts of his loving wife of 63 years Dorothy Marie Fox Breaux, and his sister Gloria Ann Breaux of Orange. Cherishing memories are his eight children: sons, Stephen Breaux, Danny Breaux, Don and Angie Breaux all of Bridge City; daughters Dianne and Caro Del Barto of Cape Coral, Fl, Peggy and John Hammock of Cleveland, Tx, Yvonne and Charles Bigler, Colleen and Glynn Fowler, and Sheryl and Mark Davis all of Bridge City.

His legacy will be carried on by his 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.