(Orange, Texas)


April 1, 2013

Remy J. Sonnier

ORANGE — Remy J. Sonnier, of Orange, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, March 29, 2013.

Funeral services will be 3pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Herb Thompson of First Baptist Church in West Orange and grandson, Michael Darren Procella. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 1pm to 3pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Born in Forked Island, Louisiana, on November 02, 1934, Remy was the son of Saul Sonnier and Etta (Kershaw) Sonnier. He was proud of his Cajun heritage and kept their traditions alive by speaking French and often cooking good Cajun food. Remy served in the United States Navy Corps and worked overseas with Brown and Root in the Oversea’s Marine Division. He loved all sports, including race horsing. In fact, Remy owned his own race horses. He enjoyed many football, baseball, basketball, soccer games, and other events his grandchildren participated in. Nothing gave Remy more joy than to be needed. He lived his life to be able to assist those he dearly loved.

He loved his wife, Karen Smith and his extended Family for over 29 years. In fact, he claimed to have 5 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-grandchildren. He was known as PawPaw Remy at home and around town. He joyfully played Santa clause at his grandsons Christmas party to which Josh questioned “Why is Santa Clause driving PawPaw’s car?” He was a humble and faithful Servant at First Baptist Church of West Orange. He served in many areas of his church that he loved so much. He was proud to watch and listen to his wife, Karen, play the piano every Sunday. Above all, Remy loved the Lord, his Savior. He told his wife Friday morning that “Today was a special day.” She replied “of course, it’s Good Friday.” He replied, “Sunday would be even more special.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christa Mae Sonnier; and sister, Linda Badeaux.

Remy is survived by his wife, Karen Smith; daughter, Sophia Ranolls; step-daughters, who he loved as his own, Pam Hinds, Claudette Lalonde, Tommilyn Procella, and Cyndi Khoury; grandchildren, Remi Cobb, Eric Fisher, Marcus Lalonde II, David Hinds Jr., Brandi Claybar, Michael Procella, April Thompson, Brittany Lemoine, Joey and Josh Khoury; step-grandchildren, Emily and Peyton Ranolls, and Emily Lemonine; brother, Ravis Sonnier; and sister, Glenda Hebert. He relished the love and hugs from his “great”-grandchildren, Keaton and Jayden Khoury, Kade Bouillion, Ledger and Knox Hinds, Julia Fisher, and Jett Claybar.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Eric, Marcus, Joey, Josh, David Jr., and Michael. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Broussard, Ravis Sonnier, AC Hebert, Jessie Bonnin, Dr. Jimmy Broussard, Dr. Peverly Broussard, Earl Toupe, Cleon Hogan, Joe Touchet, John Girlinghouse, and John Brasso.


Text Only
  • Elvina Rose Mims Elvina Rose Mims

    In loving memory of Elvina Rose Mims

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Myra A. Wright Myra A. Wright

    Myra A. Wright, 81, of Bridge City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Benjamin Jason Winters Benjamin Jason Winters

    Benjamin Jason Winters died April 9,2014 in Toole, Utah.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard J. Casto

    Howard J. Casto, 71, of Orange, passed away April 6, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

    April 14, 2014

  • Wayne Peveto Wayne Peveto

    Wayne Peveto passed from this life on April 8, 2014.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • A.J. "Buster" Lapeyrolerie A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie

    A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie, 92, of Bridge City, passed away on April 9, 2014, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Herminia "Minnie" Lopez Almazan Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan

    Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan, 76, of Deer Park and a former resident of Orange since 1963, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Luella Viola Winebrenner

    Luella Viola Winebrenner, 83, of Mauriceville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont.

    April 8, 2014 1 Story

  • Joyce Telford Joyce M. Richard-Telford

    Mrs. Joyce M. Richard-Telford died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joann Nelson Joann Nelson

         Joann Nelson departed her life on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation with her family at her side.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide