Edward H. Fagot Sr., a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 83 peacefully at home with family by his side on November 10, 2020. He was born on February 20, 1937, was a resident of Pride, LA, and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was raised in Baton Rouge and attended Istrouma High School, class of 1955. Edward attended LSU before leaving to serve his country in the United State Navy. He enlisted January 1956 and was medically discharged September 1970, receiving the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in Vietnam, and was also presented a Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon. He was a Life Member of the VFW, the VVA and the DAV. He was also a member of The Brown Water Navy and was a retired Electrician with IBEW Local #995. Edward was a proud Veteran, and he was also proud to have helped and worked with many Veterans throughout the years. He enjoyed hunting, salt water fishing being his passion, and all things to do with the Great Outdoors. He loved being with his family and friends whether he was cooking, entertaining, or simply sharing a story or telling a joke. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dora Fagot; brothers, Jim Fountain (Evelyn) and Deward Fountain (Viola); brother-in-law, Hugh St. Amant; and nephews, Ricky Fountain and Kevin St. Amant. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, of 54 years; his children, Ronda Higgins (Jeff), Rayleen Stayner (Guy),Brett Scott (Julie Ann), Kenny Zupan (Pam), Cora Beauchamp, Theresa Sandell (Nick), and Edward H. Fagot Jr. (Missi); fifteen grandchildren, Heather France, Amanda Born, Rachael Marks, Chaz Cannova, Colt Cannova, Ciera Scott, Alex Scott, Blake Scott, Robert Zupan, Michael Zupan, Caleb Miley, Theresa Miley, Tanner Sandell, Brandi Jones, and Trenton Fagot; five great grandchildren, Silas Roy, Alyssa Zupan, Levi Shelton, Leland Fagot; siblings, Dora Erickson (Richard), Patricia Dencausse (John), Kernan St. Amant; and numerous nieces and nephews. A private service will be held for family at a later date. Per his wishes, in lieu of flowers a memorial donation be made to the Military order of the Purple Heart of Baton Rouge. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joseph Ryan Shows and staff: Katie, Auldyn & Margie. Hospice of Baton Rouge and staff: Karen, Dana and Kim. Dr. Hou, and Nurse Mike, with the VA.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2021.