Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA


William Joseph Carbo

July 31, 1961December 25, 2019

William Carbo, a resident of Thibodaux and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2019 in Iraq. He was 58 and a native of Alexandria, LA. William was a crane operator and Heavy Equipment Supervisor with PAE. He was a 1979 graduate of Donaldsonville High. He served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran during Operation Urgent Fury in 1983, where he received his Army Service Ribbon, Achievement Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge with an M16. Along with his military service, William was also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor and NCCCO Certified. He was a member of IUOE Local 406 and the Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. William was also a Jazz Fest Big Chief and an Honoree of the Registry of the American Soldier. He was an avid Saints and LSU fan, VIP Traveler, a lover of music which he shared and #LYNS. He is survived by his sisters, Cynthia “Cindy” C. Bergeron (Bruce), Ellen C. Guillot, Linda C. Poulin (Chris), and Margaret “Meg” C. Powell; brothers, Eric R. Carbo (Marylou) and David E. Carbo; 14 nieces and nephews, Paul, Laura (Russ), Katie (Chad), Luke, Erica (Jeremy), Leah (Nick), Elizabeth (Alexander), Erin (Mickey), Robyn, David, Adam (Denia), Rachel (Rahul), Michele and Teresa; 19 great nieces and nephews, Tristan, Madalyn, Addisyn, Caleb, Ian, Lola, Landon, Lauren, Arik, Mary Claire, Sarah, Sammy, Evelyn, Abram, Alister, Emilia, Waylon, Benjamin, and Mia; and a special friend, Mariana Rodriguez. William was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald E. and Margaret Goodwin Carbo. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5 pm to 9 pm and will resume on Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church from 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Cremation will follow services and a private burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Erin G. Atchetee, Robyn G. Bagwell, Laura B. Hart, Katie B. Granger, Erica C. Simoneaux, Leah C. Sims, Elizabeth C. Chapple, and Rachel C. Kumar. We would like to extend a very special thanks to Rick Maglio, the PAE Staff and U.S./Baghdad teams, Tanya D’Antignac, Timea Phillips, Peter Capwell, and Michael DeVoe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Gary Sinise Foundation.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 17, 2020


William Joseph Carbo

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L J and Gail Guillot

January 12, 2020

In the early years of our marriage we spent NewYears Eve with Robert and Ellen C Guillot. Days prior a bonfire was prepared and lit that evening. William and his siblings came and brought lots of fireworks. William had several bottle rockets in his jacket pocket and somehow a spark came his way and they were lit. His dance around the fire will forever be remembered. For many years he was affectionately know as “Rocket Man.”

Janis Pitre

January 12, 2020

I was a neighbor of William when he lived in Bayou Blue. He was a personable friendly well liked person. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Paul Marchand

January 11, 2020

I never did know William personally, altho I know family members and friends. And altho Facebook was the only contact I had with him, I got to "know" him as a fun-loving adventurous man who had an amazing life, originating, as he would say, in the Nation of Brusly McCall.

Joni Cohen

January 11, 2020

William will be sorely missed at Jazz Fest. Alan and I loved seeing him at the festival, laughing with him and having a great time. RIP dear friend.

MIke Latino

January 10, 2020

Remembering William would have to say he would keep us laughing I'm sorry to hear this we had a group of us that did a lot of things together. Praying for the family

Laurie Falcon-Girouars

January 10, 2020

I remember William from high school. He was friends with everybody. Always smiling. Prayers for all of you.