Ray A. Crochet Sr., 86, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ray was born on Jan. 26, 1927, in Orange, Texas, the son of Clay and Lillia Guillot Crochet.
Ray loved to spend time with his family but especially with his grandchildren. He also loved spending time with his wife making his famous hog head cheese and chicken cheese. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife at the casino; they went everywhere together. He was a firefighter for the City of Morgan City for 30 years and he also enjoyed 30 years of retirement. He served his country by serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 96 and the VFW Post 4222.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette Billiot Crochet of Morgan City; five children, Ray A. Crochet Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Alta Loma, Calif., Kerry Crochet and wife, JoAnn, of Morgan City, Dale Crochet and wife, Cheryl, of Bayou Vista, Pamela Crochet of Morgan City and Mark Crochet of Morgan City; and nine grandchildren, Melissa C. Babin and husband, Cy, of Morgan City, Ray A. Crochet III and wife, Wesley, of Woodstock, Ga., Erica C. Suire and husband, Jeff, of Patterson, Chris Crochet of Bayou Vista, Kara C. Cavalier and husband, Grant, of Belle River, Micah Crochet of Nebraska, Kayne Crochet and wife, Meagan, of Fort Polk, Krista Crochet of Morgan City and Brandon Crochet of Bayou Vista. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, Skyla Crochet, Haley Crochet, Bryce Babin, Claire Babin, Parker Babin, Mallory Crochet, Cade Suire, Alyssa Cavalier, Logan Cavalier, Makenzie Crochet, Makaela Crochet, Kasen Cole, Madeleine Price; and two sisters, Barbara May and husband, Ronnie, and Lois Granier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clay Crochet and Lillia Guillot Crochet; three brothers, Clay Crochet Jr., Gerald Crochet and Ovay Crochet; and one sister, Elma Crochet.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad, will take place in the Morgan City Cemetery following Mass.