Robert was born on Oct. 23, 1949 in Baton Rouge to Robert and Margaret Prejean, Sr. and died Sept. 26, 2012 in Chico, Calif. A memorial service celebrating the life of Robert will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Quality Inn & Suites Courtyard Room, 131 Lobdell Highway, Port Allen, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Robert was raised and attended school in Port Allen. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a submariner. When his tour of duty was up, he was honorably discharged from the service, and he made the decision to attend college at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Robert's work experiences were varied and exciting; they included working and living aboard a nuclear submarine in the Navy, oil rig platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, Geo Sat mapping and surveying in the Philippines and numerous highway projects in rural Northern California for CalTrans. Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Prejean, Sr. Robert is survived by his wife, Carol of Cohasset, Calif.; mother, Margaret T. Prejean of Port Allen; two sisters, Sharon & Russell DiBenedetto, and Janice & James Carrier, Jr.; four brothers, James Douglas & Linda Prejean, Kenneth & Debra Prejean, Bradley Prejean, and Adrian & Sheila Prejean.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 14 to Dec. 1, 2012