Gerald Earl Breaux, Sr, 72, went to be with his Heavenly Father June 24.  He was born March 28, 1944 in Breaux Bridge, La. and he was a lifelong resident of Orange County. Gerald graduated from Bridge City High School and married the love of his life, Ethel Breaux, June 7, 1964.

Gerald was a long time member of Grace Luthern Church in Orange and he was also a member of Cowboy Church Orange County. He retired from Great Lakes Carbon in Port Arthur after 23 years of employment.

Gerald’s great wisdom and warmth was matched by his great love for his family. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great grand-father and uncle to everyone. He is lovingly remembered for his love of fishing, the love of his cars and trucks, manicured lawn and his greatest love was his family.

Gerald is preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph Lawrence Breaux.

He is survived by his mother and father, Merjie and Curley Breaux; his loving wife, Ethel Breaux; son Gerald Earl Breaux, Jr. and wife Nina Breaux; daughter Missy Breaux Walles and husband Terry Walles; grandson Hunter Allen Felts and great grandson Cameron Felts.

Pallbearers will be David Breaux, Hunter Felts, Dale Breaux, David Darby, Adam Fields and Gerald Breaux, Jr.  Honorary Pall Bearers are Damian Craig, John Darby and Tristan Breaux.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday June 30, at 12:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow immediately after the celebration of his life at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Bridge City.