Darrell Lee Trahan, 62, of Bridge City, passed away May 22, at his home in Bridge City, surrounded by his loving family.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 26, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steven Leger. Entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Cemetery in Port Neches.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, with a Rosary to be recited by Deacon Hector Maldonado at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
He was born July 29, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital in Port Arthur. He began his education at Immaculate Conception Church in Groves and later moved to Port Neches where he was a 1971 graduate of PNG. He loved music and was well known in the seventies as the lead singer and guitar player of the group, The Neches Five. After graduation he attended Lamar University Beaumont, majoring in Business and Real Estate. He loved wood work and also became a Journeyman Carpenter. He put all of this together and began a business remodeling and building homes in the Golden Triangle. Later, he worked at DuPont, Orange for five years as a Journeyman Carpenter, where he made many great friends. His next venture was Owner/Operator of a Hot Shot business ACME for 28 years. He was well known at DuPont, Orange, Invista and many area plants in the golden Triangle, Houston and Louisiana for exemplary service.
He was also a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. Darrell was a family man who loved his wife and family. He loved spending time with them; enjoying music, movies, boating, vacations, cruises and traveling. He also loved fishing and hunting. He and his wife, Claudia worked together in the Hot Shot business and they were almost inseparable. Darrell loved cooking gumbo and entertaining his friends and family at his home on the bayou. He was a loving and devoted husband, adoring father and grandfather and intense lover of life.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Audrey Trahan and his son, Darin Trahan.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Claudia of 42 years; son, Darrell Trahan, Jr. and grandson, Darin. He had numerous extended family members and close friends who dearly loved him.
The family would like to thank Dr. Harry Smith and staff at the Cancer Center in Port Neches, Dr. Tracie Updike, The Medical Center of South East Texas and Heart to Heart Hospice for all the kind and compassionate care given to our beloved Darrell.
Serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Trahan Jr., Darin Trahan, Dean Voight, Ricky Hegefeld Jr., Steve Piekenbrock, Vernon Trahan and Rowdy Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers are Wofford Plott, Troy Plott, Ricky Hegefeld Sr., Chris Louvier, Lynwood Trahan, Ronnie Brown, John Skibinski, Dr. Barry Shefa, Larry Voight and Ignace Trahan.