VINTON-Shawn Brasseaux, 42, died at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010, in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Shawn was a native of Vinton and attended Crossroads Baptist Church. He was a member of the horseman's association. He was an outrider at the Kentucky Derby, and led Super Saver with Calvin Borel into the Winner's Circle as a gift from his fellow outriders Greg Blasi and Lee Lockwood for Shawn's upcoming retirement.
Survivors include father John Brasseaux, daughter Casey Brasseaux of Orange Springs, FL; sister Bridgette Brasseaux of Vinton; niece Rylee Broussard; nephew Dillon Freeman; and his "Brother-in-Law" Waid Broussard.
His funeral will be at 10:00 Thursday at Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton. The Rev. Rob Tibbitts will officiate. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the church.