Funeral services for James "Punkin" Gaspard, Sr. of Bordelonville will take place at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Simmesport on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 beginning at 11:00am with Rev. James Wynn officiating. Burial will take place at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Cemetery.
James Gaspard, Sr., age 77, passed away at his home in Bordelonville surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, August 14th, 2021. He followed in the footsteps of his father as a commercial fisherman for greater than 60 years. His favorite past-time was fishing on his pier with his grandchildren, spending countless hours in his shed, and spending time with those closest to him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sue Gaspard of Bordelonville; children, Brandi Lemoine (Wayland), James Gaspard, Jr. (Jennifer), Jamie Gaspard, Dereck Gaspard (Rachel), all of Bordelonville, Sam Marie Sweeney, Lynwood Gaspard, both of Shreveport, and Tabitha Quick of Houston, MS; brother, Willard “Peanut” Gaspard. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his favorite cousin, Bobby and Carmen Matherne.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include: James Gaspard, Jr., Dereck Gaspard, Wayland Lemoine, Randall Bordelon, Ronnie Bordelon, and “Peanut” Gaspard. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Lemoine and Ian Rico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Rosella Bordelon Gaspard, and his brothers, Harvey Gaspard and Joseph “D.C.” Gaspard.
Visitation will begin from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Simmesport on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.escudefuneralhome.com.
Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.