Iry J Breaux grew his wings and entered the Gates of Heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was 97 years young and died at his home with his family caregivers. On April 30, 2012, at 7:30pm, he prayed a sinner's prayer and accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Iry J. was the oldest WWII
Veteran in Ascension Parish. He served in the 36th Air Depot Army Air Corp as an Airplane Mechanic. In 2012 Sheriff Jeff Wiley issued a proclamation, key to the parish, plaque, hat, and deputy badge making him "Honorary Sheriff for the day". On July 22, 2012, it was declared "Iry J. Breaux Day" in Ascension Parish by Parish President Tommy Martinez. He was an avid LSU fan, duck hunter, fisherman, and loved spending time at his camp in Grand Isle. Iry J. was a man who lived by Matthew 5:39. He was a kind, generous man and loved unconditionally. He was born on June 22, 1917 to Leonce and Olive Babin Breaux. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary Alice Cook Stephens Breaux, brothers Kelly, Vernon, Dewey, Claude, and sister Felma Young. He was survived by his step sons and their spouses Marvin and Pat Stephens, Glen and Judy Stephens, numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Those dearest to his heart were nieces and granddaughters and their spouses who were able to care for him for the last 2 ½ years; Mary Grace and Tommy Guitreau, Angie and Brian Minvielle, Peyton Guitreau, Tammie and John Thomassee, Amelia and Nolan Babin. Special Thanks to caregivers Anita May, great-grandson Tyler Poche, and attorney Larry Buquoi and staff. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 10am until services at Noon. Burial to follow in Hope Haven Cemetery, Prairieville. Pallbearers will be Tommy Guitreau, John Thomassee, Brian Minvielle, Troy Stephans, Claude Breaux Jr. and Keith Boudreaux. His favorite quote to his cargivers was "thank you baby and I will never forget you". In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.oursofh.com.