Russell Anthony Barrois passed away on February 1, 2018 at his home in Buras, Louisiana. He was 88 years old and a lifelong resident of Buras, Louisiana. He was a D.T.R. Legend to say the least. His friends say “he was a gentleman among the ladies and a man among men.” He was a lover, a fighter, an athlete, one amazing cook. Just an all-around jack of all trades. At the age of 17 he began a career working in the oil field to care for his mother and younger siblings. Later he became a business owner of the Old and New Buras Saloons where many friends and memories were made. He held a hard hitter title of at least 150:0. Russell was a 1947 jitter bug champ. He later would teach his family what it was like to go shrimping in the bayou. Many people will remember him as one of the kindest men that would give his own shirt off of his back to help a friend in need. This man truly was a hero.
Beloved husband of Peggy Blanchard Barrois for the past 43 years. Father of Russell E. Barrois (Earline), Melissa A. Barrois, Yale B. Barrois (Victoria), Lavender L. Barrois (Ryan) Kenneth D. Brown, Glen D. Brown. Brother of Beda Bell Barrois Bomati. Grandfather of Rusty Barrois (Melanie), Colby Barrois (Angie), Shane Srsen, Jerry Vernon, James Vernon, Justin Vernon, Aaron Brown, Kenny Waters, William Barrois,Danica Barrois, Ramello Barrois, Yale Barrois Jr. Ryan Tyler. Great Grandfather of Andrew, Bayli, Jenna, Calise, Jacy Cate, Mackenzie, Brook Barrois, Brielle Barrois, James, Jaelyn, and Brent. Great great grandfather of Jeremiah. And an Uncle and friend to so many. Proceeded in death by his parents Edward A. Barrois and Theola Cormier, two brothers Gail Barrois and Dane Barrois, two children Russ Ann Barrois, Ricky Barrois one great grandchild Jordan Vernon.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 28683 LA-23 in Port Sulphur, La on Monday February 5, 2018 at 11am. Visitation will be held at the church from 9am-11am. Father Gerald Staplton officiating. Interment will be private.
The family also asks that friends and relatives come together for one last time to celebrate his amazing life with them at St. Patrick hall behind the church following the services. Thanks to the doctors and staff at Heart of Hospice Hospital. A personal thanks to Lanika and Atega and above all his nurse Miss Linda.