Barry F. Gaspard

September 12, 1952 ~ January 19, 2011

Barry Franklin Gaspard, 58, of Lake Charles passed away at 2:37 PM, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in a local hospital.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Lake Charles, graduating from Lake Charles High School and attending McNeese State University. While attending LaGrange Jr. High School and Lake Charles High he played football and also played for Mid City Little League, Babe Ruth, and W. B. Williamson Post #1 American Legion Baseball. He was employed many years as an Industrial Valve Technician. Mr. Gaspard was a member of Lake Charles Bible Church. Barry was a loving son, father, uncle, and grandfather, who loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Barry Jason Gaspard and wife Silvana, and Trent Bernard Gaspard and wife Jessica; mother Betty Graham Gaspard; seven grandchildren; one sister, Jackie Gaspard Zerangue and husband Mike; one brother, Scott Graham Gaspard and wife Sally; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, J. C. Gaspard; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Gaspard, Frank Graham and Yola Sarvaunt.

His funeral will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 24, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverends Phil Carpenter and Don Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, and from 9:00 AM until time of services, Monday, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Pearl, P.O. Box 10, Reeves, LA 70658.

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  1. Barry was always such a handsome man and so well mannered. I was always so proud to have him as my cousin. Aunt Betty, I love you and want you to know that you and all your family are in our thoughts and prays. I will see you on Sunday. Until then, continue to ask God for strength.

  2. Betty and family:I am sorry for your loss and share in your grief. May our Lord give you Grace for this time in the firm assurance you will meet again. You are in my heart.Love. AnnO'lene

  3. Betty, my heart was saddened when I learned of Barry's passing. I had no idea that he had been ill. I had known Barry since junior high and back in May, 1977 when I walked in to work at Southern Pipe there he was behind the sales counter!! Oh my God!! I had not seen him in years but it was like it was the day before as for being friends. I am so blessed to have been able to work with him for 16 years. He taught me so much about the line of business we were working in. He was the most gentle, patient and loving man I have ever known…he was definitely just like his nickname…Sugar Bear. What a sweetheart. I only have fond and loving memories of Barry. I know you and your family will forever miss him but do take comfort that he is whole again, free of pain, is with his dad and one day you all will be reunited with him when God calls each of you home. You all are in my thoughts and prayers now and forever as always. God Bless you all.


  5. I am sorry for your loss and I will keep the family in my prayers. I would have gone for the visitation but I was ill and no one told me. Blessings and Hugs to all the family.

  6. I am very sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I trust that you find comfort in God's peace as you grieve your loss. Barry and I were in Little League together many, many years ago and were classmates at LCHS (Class of '71). Again, my deepest sympathies.

  7. I will miss my special friend so much. I hope the family will forgive me for not attending the funeral service. I've been so upset and I know he would not want me to be there in that way. May God bless you in your time of hurting.

  8. I wish I could be with all of you today. I'm glad I got to know Barry see why CeeJay thinks so much of him. My prayers are with all of you today the coming weeks.

  9. Many vacations were shared with my family growing up. We had lots of good times. I am the daughter of Jean and JT Foster. To Betty Lou, Jackie, and Scotty, I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers.

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