The Orange Leader
Lafayette, LA —
Antonio Dave “Butch” Bourgeois III, 49, of Lafayette, LA, passed away September 14, 2013 at Lafayette General Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born to the late Antonio Dave Bourgeois Jr. and Bonnie Jewel Broussard on August 5, 1964 in Marshall, TX and moved to Lafayette, LA in 1982 to play football for USL.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea Walker and their four children; Maya Bourgeois, Antonia Bourgeois, Antonio Bourgeois IV, and Ollie Bourgeois. Brothers; Darly Keith Bourgeois (McKay), Damian Lamor Bourgeois (Ternia), Patrick K. Jones Sr (Autumn) all of Orange, TX. One sister; Neysa Thibodeaux of Orange, TX. Two Uncles; Lawrence Smith of Marshall, TX and James Bourgeois of Houston, TX. Aunts; Anita Sonnier of Orange, TX, Naomi Smith of Rayville, LA, and Evelyn Faye Smith of Marshall, TX. Mother-in-law; Cywilla Walker. Brother-in-laws; Ronald Walker (Ona) of Port Arthur, TX, Bernard Walker, Tommy Walker (Maxine), Terry Walker, and Craig Walker all of Lafayette, LA. Sister-in-laws; Gloria Henry (Mervin), Barbara Walker (Sam), Peggy Walker, and Fabian Hardy all of Lafayette, LA and Bernita Goldsmith (Charles) of Cypress, TX along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Bourgeois Jr. and his mother, Bonnie Jewel Broussard. Paternal Grandparents; Antonio Bourgeois and Claudia Bourgeois. Maternal Grandparents; RL Smith and Ollie Smith. Sister-in-law; Cynthia Walker and two nephews; Mervin Henry Jr. and Justin Walker.
Special thanks goes to the staff at Lafayette General with heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Thibodeaux, Dr. Liu, and Dr. Higginbothom.
Colonial Chapel, 1512 10th St., Orange, TX 77630 is in charge of arrangements with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. until 2pm at Salem United Methodist Church, 402 W. John Avenue, Orange, TX, 77630 on Friday, September 20, 2013 with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Orange, TX.