LeRoy John Brashear
February 09, 1924 ~ April 26, 2013
LeRoy John Brashear, 89, a native of Iowa, LA and a resident of Bayou Vista for over 50 years passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving daughter and granddaughter.
LeRoy was raised on a farm in Iowa with 13 siblings and was a graduate of Fenton High School. Following graduation he served our country in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. After the War he married and attended McNeese University in Lake Charles, where he played basketball. Upon graduation he became involved in the oilfield and worked there for the next fifty-one years.
He was a member of Doric No. 205 Masonic Lodge in Morgan City, a 32nd Degree Mason through the Baton Rouge Consistory and a member of the Habibi Shriners of Lake Charles. He is also a Past Patron of Alice Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star of Morgan City.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Merlin Mayon; three grandchildren, Christopher Mayon (Barbora) of Morgan City, Joe Mayon of Lake Charles, and Sandra Mayon of Gibson; seven great grandchildren: Christopher Mayon, Jr., Meagan Mayon, Andrew Mayon, Mila Mayon; Tucker G. Guidry, Madison Gaspar, and Cheri Sons; three brothers Ewell, Waldon (Una) and Nathan (Betty) all of Iowa.
He was preceeded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, N. A. "Jeanne" Brashear, an infant grandson, his parents, Louis B. Brashear and Sallie LeFranc Brashear, eight sisters and two brothers, and his in-laws Frederick and Imogene Long of Los Angeles.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, beginning at 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. The East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad will conduct full military honors at 6 pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Masonic services will begin at 6.30 pm followed by, Alice Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star in the Hargrave Funeral Home Chapel. Leroy will be laid to rest in Iowa, La. at the LeFranc Family Cemetery, with full Navy graveside honors.