Fernand Bud Falgoust Jr.

February 25, 1926December 31, 2012

Falgoust, Jr., Fernand Joseph 'Bud' Bud Falgoust died peacefully at his home on December 31, 2012. Born February 25, 1926 in Vacherie, LA and a resident of St. James, LA, Bud was a retired sugarcane farmer,commercial real estate agent, and sergeant of the US Army Air Force. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Schexnayder Falgoust, and four children, son Dr. Gerard Fernand Falgoust and wife, Lori Sims Falgoust, daughter Lisa Falgoust Waguespack and husband Charles, daughter Michele Falgoust Cancienne and husband John and son, Brian Richard Falgoust and wife, Leslie Evans Falgoust. Survived by 12 grandchildren, Joseph (Joey) Falgoust and wife, Jodi, Scott Falgoust, Benjamin Falgoust, Rebecca Falgoust, Sara Waguespack Borne and husband, Sidney, Ross Waguespack, Dana Waguespack Pinkstaff and husband, Brad, John Paul Cancienne and wife, Elizabeth, Jourdan Cancienne, Angelle Cancienne, Evans Falgoust and Brett Falgoust, four great-grandchildren, Lily Borne, Andrew Borne, Caroline Cancienne and Jack Bradley Pinkstaff. Preceded in death by his father, J. Fernand Falgoust, Sr., his mother, Nelva Scioneaux Falgoust, his sister, Thelma Falgoust Smith and her husband, John. He graduated from St. James High School and attended Soulee Business College until volunteering for the United States Army Air Force based in Manila and Tokyo. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Victory Ribbon. He returned to begin farming with his father. After retiring from farming, he became a commercial real estate agent. Bud enjoyed contributing his time and talents to his community on the 1st American Bank and Trust Board of Directors for 21 years, West St. James Parish Farm Bureau President, American Farm Bureau Sugar Committee, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, and Ascension Catholic Men's Club President. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. The family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers Adeline Williams and Bobbie Williams as well as the nurses and staff of St. Joseph Hospice. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 2 from 9 to 11 at St. James Catholic Church in St. James, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM at the church. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be his eight grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Greater Baton Rouge Cancer Services, 550 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or St. James Catholic Church, 6613 LA Highway 18, St. James, LA 70086. Ourso Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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January 12, 2013

Just as the love of those who care surrounds you, may the God of all comfort surround you with peace and healing.
With heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
Jeff and Pat Roger Zeringue

January 5, 2013

Joan, We send our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of a loved husband and father, and have you in our prayers for peace and comfort, and many hours with family sharing the joyful memories.
Love, Janet and Maurice Legrand

Glenn Falgoust

January 4, 2013

For most of my life Bud was my distant cousin, I actually knew of him more than I knew him and then in 2007 he and Joan joined us on a journey to our ancient Falgoux villages in France. God blessed this journey, but more than that, He introduced me to good man, Bud Falgoust, a genuinely funny fellow, indeed a genuine Falgoust. My fondest memory was taking a photo of him picking a cluster of grapes from a rural vineyard, a photo that is now a treasure of mine. He lived a large life and I'm very blessed to have known him closely for five years. God rest his soul and bless his family.

Miss Yvette Harris & Family

January 4, 2013

To The Family Of Mr.Bud,I was deeply sadden to read of your loss.I have been keeping you in prayer and will continue praying for you all as you remember fondly the precious memories you shared.I also thank you all for the priviledge of caring for your love one.Mr.Bud was a quite soft spoken man.May God's loving comfort and the love of family and friends be with you as you cope with such a loss.....

Beetsie and Mary Kay D'Albor

January 3, 2013

Gerard, you and your family are in our prayers! God Bless, Mary Kay and Beetsie D'Albor and family

Don Bourgeois

January 3, 2013

With deepest sympathy.... Ms Joan, I visited with you and Mr. Bud about two years ago; I use to visited my aunt " Laura Gravois and uncle Ed " Snow " Webre on the very same property where you are now living when I was a young boy. It was a wonderful experience meeting with you. I am now 74 and hope to be visiting you in the spring, Respectfully

Dana McBride

January 3, 2013

Lori, Gerard and family: My warmest condolescences go out to all of you during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Luv you friend.
Dana McBride and the staff of Bridgeway Hospice.

Cookie Zibilich

January 3, 2013

Dear Joan and family,
Bud was always a joy to all, and what a blessing that he could enjoy his whole family for so long. What a
treasure to remember.
May God bless you, one and all, at
this sacred time of loss. It was a
privilege to share his services.
Cookie (Gelpi) Zibilich
Mandeville, La

Wendell Falgoust

January 3, 2013

Tammy and I would like to express our condolences to the family. We are so sorry we were not able to attend the service. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom Fox

January 3, 2013

Gerard,Lori, & Becky, May God grant you and all of your family peace during this time of grief. Remember death only separates us temporarily from our love ones but our memories keep the alive until we meet again.