Carroll Allen Breaux, 88, of Lake Charles passed away Tuesday September 27, 2022 in a local healthcare facility following a brief illness.
Mr. Breaux was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. Well known during his younger years as “Bugs,” Allen is a graduate of Lake Charles High School, actively involved in decades of class reunion planning, and remained his diehard Wildcat enthusiasm. Allen earned a bachelor’s degree in business from McNeese State University and, shortly thereafter, served as Captain in the United States Army Reserve. Allen began early in life working as one of the original programmers for IBM Computers. His wealth of knowledge for computer engineering and programming was well-respected by many in the industry, and far superior to most of that era. Allen advanced his career as a data processing manager for Circle Drilling and later, for American Rice Growers. Allen ended his career as a bookkeeper for Bud Viator at Central Riverfront and Diamond Real Estate.
Allen enjoyed traveling through the years to countless conferences and conventions with his family, allowing them an opportunity to vacation and experience other places throughout the United States and Mexico. Amongst their greatest adventures were the many trips to Astroworld, where he enjoyed time with family and friends. As his children grew older, Allen discovered the tranquility of sailing, a passion he was able to share with them for years. Allen was a man of impeccable character, instilling the importance of strong ethics, morals, and loyalty. Friendship was important and he welcomed gatherings for board games, card games, and occasional evenings out for dinner and cocktails. As time passed, he came to love Thursday morning breakfast at Southern Spice, attending local events, reminiscing and laughing with fellow Wildcats. Allen had annual Halloween pumpkin carving and Easter egg dying events for his grandchildren, complete with black spider and Easter bunny cakes. He also excelled at holiday decorating. Allen was proud of his heritage, tracing it back to the settlers of Breaux Bridge Louisiana, and even further back to Nova Scotia. He enjoyed sharing what he discovered with his children and grandchildren. His love of heritage and history led him to join the Sons of the American Revolution. Allen was a member, deacon, and treasurer at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Allen will be most remembered as a devoted husband, admirable father, wonderful grandfather, great grandfather, and consummate storyteller.
He leaves to honor his memory, three sons, Michael Alan Breaux and wife, Susan Gail Salvo of Lafayette, Steven Marc Breaux and wife, Susan Kay Thomas and Kevin David Breaux, both of Lake Charles; fourteen adoring grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, wife of sixty-four years, Betty Jo Tilleux Breaux; his daughter, Tänya Breaux; parents, Raoul and Lucy Schexnayder Breaux and two brothers, Tilden Breaux and Earl “Teenie” Breaux.
A Ceremony of Remembrance will begin at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 1st, 2022 in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather Saturday for visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of ceremony in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 83930, Baton Rouge, LA 70884.