Charles Theophile Gagneux

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Charles Theophile Gagneux

1931-2017

Memorial services for Charles Theophile Gagneux, 86, of Van, were held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro. Tom Campbell and Bro. Ted Winton officiating. A graveside service with military honors was held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin, La. Mr. Gagneux passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in West Monroe, La. and spent his early years there. He graduated high school in Roper, N.C.

He joined the Air Force in 1948, and proudly served for 24 years. After retiring, he moved to New Mexico and then Louisiana before settling in East Texas, where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of raising horses. He also enjoyed woodcarving, fishing, gardening, traveling, singing and playing harmonica. 

A man of strong faith and deep conviction, he served as a lay minister in the Air Force. He was a member of First Baptist Van.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Theodore and Helen Adele Pittman Gagneux; wife, Mary Carson Gagneux; sister, Mary Grizzard; and brother, Lyndon Gagneux.

Survivors include his loving wife, Anita White Gagneux; sons, John Gagneux and David and Donna Gagneux; daughters, Celeste Gagneux, Linda and John Stroud, Cindy and Greg Williamson and Beverly White and Ralph DiFronzo; 16 grandchildren; multiple great- grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Carolyn and Jack Humphries, and Irma and Charles Goldsmith; brother, Albert and Flossye Gagneux.