Lercy Joseph Braus, 89, of Bridge City, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Steven Leger officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Serving as Pallbearers will be James Braus, Jeff Braus, Brad Braus, Andrew Braus, Chris Braus and Russell Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Melanie Braus Benlein and husband, Ryan and Laci Braus Becker and husband, Brad.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 pm. Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Wright, La., on July 6, 1924, Lercy was the son of Emile and Amelazia (Bourque) Braus. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church since 1949, a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus 3406 and a member of OCAW Local 4-23. Lercy loved hunting, fishing, shrimping and wine making.

Preceded in death by his parents and son, Billy Braus, Lercy is survived by his wife, Jean Braus; and sons, James E. Braus and wife, Sissy and Mark S. Braus, all of Bridge City.

Lercy is also survived by his seven grandchildren, James Braus, Melanie Braus Benlein, Jeff Braus, Bradley Braus, Laci Braus Becker, Christopher Braus and Andrew Braus; seven great-grandchildren, Maigan Braus, Marshall Braus, Lane Braus, Avery Hatton, Bree Becker, Lily Jo Braus and Azlin Benlein; brother, Dallas Braus of New Iberia, La., and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.