Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friday, October 3, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. for Dave Albert Besse, Jr., 77, who died Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at his home.
Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.
Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Elsie Jane Boudreaux Besse, of Rayne; son, Dave Albert Besse and wife Suzanne of Baton Rouge; son, Daniel Lee Besse and wife Madeline of Rayne; daughter, Susan Elizabeth Besse of Rayne; son, Kenneth Charles Besse and wife Cricket of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; daughter, Christine Marie Besse of Lafayette; son, Kevin Troy Besse of Rayne; daughter, Mary Patricia Guidry of Lafayette; daughter, Angela Louise Huckaby and husband William of Eunice; daughter, Rebecca Jane Gogola and husband Michael of Youngsville; 22 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Dan Besse and wife Phyllis of Rayne; brother, Michael Besse and wife Mona of Rayne; brother, Pierre Besse and wife Vickie of Rayne; brother, Elliott Besse of Youngsville; brother, Rene’ Besse and wife Daisy of Pennsylvania; sister, Heloise Besse Sullivan and husband Jeff of Goshen, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by son, Raymond Louis Besse; and one grandson, Ian Christopher Besse.
He was born Sunday, October 26, 1930, in Atlanta, Ga, son of the late Dave Albert Besse, Sr. and the late Yolande Daboval Besse.
He was a longtime member of the YMBC in Rayne, former Scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of America, and retired member of Louisiana Floodplain Management.
He worked for the City of Rayne as an inspector.
Friends were received Thursday, October 2, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.
Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfueralhome.net
Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.