"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. A loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend, Gerald James Barbier was called home on June 20, 2013, at the age of 66. He was born June 1, 1947, in White Castle, Louisiana, to Allison "Sonny" Barbier and Elmina "Mina" Landry Barbier. Gerald loved his family, hunting, and reading. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Louisiana Army National Guard and a graduate of White Castle High and Nicholls State University. Gerald also held a black belt in Karate. He was retired from Georgia Gulf with over 20 years of service and a member of the White Castle Hunting Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Deborah Falcon Barbier of White Castle; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua and Andrea (Laborde) Barbier and Drew and Erin (Aucoin) Barbier; his faithful companion Tonnerre; one brother and sister-in-law Allison "Butch" and Annette Barbier; 2 sisters and brother-in-law, Maureen Anastasio and friend John Goetz and Dale and Hershel Falcon; mother-in-law and father-in-law Richard and Lydia Parker; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Steve Brooks, Ben and Kara Parker, and Dwight and Pam Falcon as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Lester Falcon; brothers-in-law, John Falcon and Dennis Anastasio. The family would like to thank Drs. Michael Castine, David Hastings, Keith Rhynes, William Russell, and Anna Smither as well as the doctors and nurses of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center who took wonderful care of Gerald and his family. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle. Arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home in White Castle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Condolences can be made at www.oursowhitecastle.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 22 to June 26, 2013