Wayne James Trouard

January 7, 1946 ~ November 8, 2010

Wayne James Trouard, 64, of Moss Bluff entered into his eternal life on Monday, November 8, 2010 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. Trouard was born on January 7, 1946 in Lake Charles, LA where he was a life long resident. Mr. Trouard was retired from Basell in 1999 after 30 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge.

He was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church where he served as an usher as well as a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. He was an avid golfer and his passion was to travel with his wife Jo and their grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 41 years, Jo (Fish) Trouard of Moss Bluff; two sons, Stephen and wife Jenny Robinson Trouard of Jackson, MS and Paul and wife Claire Ethridge Trouard of Lafayette, LA; three grandchildren, Lizzie Trouard, and Grace and Ian Trouard; a brother, Earl Bodin and wife Darnell of Westlake; a brother-in-law, John Fish of Lake Charles, LA; a nephew, Bill Bodin and wife Lana of Moss Bluff; a niece, Felicia McFarlain and husband Byron of Westlake; great nieces and nephews, Kyle, Candace, Kristie, and Cami Bodin, and Haley McFarlain; and longtime friend, Lynda Keeton of Moss Bluff.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in St. Theodore Catholic Church. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will be in the new Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be in Johnson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of services.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Trouard Bodin; and his grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Trouard.

Pallbearers will be: Todd Truax, Hall Jones, Tim and Scott Harmon, Byron McFarlain, and Bill Bodin. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ron Harmon, Tom Burton, Kenneth Rion, David Stewart, Larry Perkins, and Fred Gary.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I only new Wayne for a short period of time,and he was always so nice to me eveytime we talked. God Bless your family

  2. I don't get the newspaper and just found out last night of Mr. Wayne's passing so I am unable to attend any services for him. I want the family, esp. Paul and Claire, to know that they are all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry for the loss but I know he's no longer suffering and is in a much better place. I pray for peace and comfort for the family. We love you! Michelle and Gavyn Duplantis

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Wayne for 22 years starting with Hercules. He always had a way of brightening your day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He will be missed.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Wayne for 30 plus years while at Hercules. He always had a big smile on his face and a kind word to everyone he met. I feel that my life is richer for having known Wayne and for being able to call him my Friend. God Bless and Keep You My Friend.

  5. I knew Wayne for my very first 12 years with the company. I was always impressed with his gentleman manner, always smiling and very respectful of others. I remember golf scramble tournaments with Wayne teamed up with TJ, Ron Harmon and/or the Burton boys. He was always surrounded by great people because he was great! My prayers go out to Wayne. My sincere sympathy to all his friends and family.

  6. I knew Wayne for the 18 years I worked at the Lake Charles Plant. Always a smile and never an unkind word. That was hard to do having to put up with the Burton boys, T.J., Harmon and Molding Powder Supervision. Wayne has been in my prays since I heard of his illness, but we all know he is resting in peace. My sincere and deepest sympathy to his family.

  7. I worked with Wayne years ago when it was Hercules. Although I had not seen Wayne in quite some time, I will always remember that great smile and sense of humor he had. He was a great guy and I have always valued his friendship. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  8. Its was with a very heavy heart that I learned of Mr. Wayne's passing. I'll would have loved to buy him one more lunch at Hub City Diner. Thank you sir for welcoming me into to your home so many times. My prayers are with ya'll.

  9. Jo and family,Although we never really stayed in touch, often I would see Wayne mow his mom's yard on Opelousas St.. When I did, I would stop and chat with him for a moment. I loved Wayne so much. It is with great sadness I didn't keep in touch and tell him how much he meant to our family. Mom (Helen Trouard) loved Wayne as though he was a son of hers.

  10. Jo: I am so sorry to hear that Wayne has passed on. I wanted you to know that we are praying for you and your family in this time of loss. We have fond memories of our trip to Rhode Island for Cell One!

  11. Mrs. Trouard,I'm so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing.I had the privilege of working with your husband during his days at Himont. Wayne always had a smile and a warm greeting when I would see him. He loved talking about his grandchildren and family. I will miss him. David Royer

  12. My condolences to the family. Even though I have not seen Poochie in several years, my memories of him are clear. He will be missed but never, ever forgotten. Till we meet again brother. Wayne Gienger

  13. Our prayers and thoughts are with Stephen and the entire Trouard family during this time. Be blessed.Business Graduate ProgramsStaff

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of loss. Love – Kevin, Carmen, Abby and Camille (friends of Paul, Claire and Lizzy)

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Wayne rest now. Sending our love,Walter and Peezie Allred


  17. There were few people I knew as kind and pleasant as Wayne. He was a friendly, unhurried and dependable colleague during my many years at Lake Charles. While we might think we are lesser having lost him, I truly know we are all much, much greater having known him.

  18. Wayne, was a man of high principles, and a true gentleman. I consider my life richer for having known him. He taught me many things about respect, and consideration.I know he will be missed by all of his friends and family.

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