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13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA

OBITUARY

Dayton "Joe" Guy Schexnaydre

January 16, 1939May 20, 2020

“I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” ~2Timothy 4:7 Dayton Guy Schexnaydre passed away on May 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family in Burnside, LA at the age of 81. Dayton was born on January 16, 1939 in Burnside and lived in “God’s Country” his entire life. He graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in 1957. He enjoyed tinkering in his shop, repairing and tuning up any project he was given. He was a retired sugarcane farmer and was most comfortable on his tractor. He had to take his daily “spin” on his tractor to check out the neighborhood. He loved watching his grandchildren play ball and his favorite team, the Yankees. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carmen “Lady” Daigle Schexnaydre; sons Dale (Deenie), Guy (Tina), Neal (Judy), Chris (Torrie), Brian (Jeanette); daughters Carmen Ramber (Dawson Picou), Diane McGovern (Kelly); grandchildren Dylan, Amelia (Keith), Jude, John, Madeline, Mason, Jared, Dean, Joel, Abby, Emma, Taigon, Tanner, Dayton; sister Ione S. LeBlanc. He is preceded in death by his parents, Berthil and Edith Brou Schexnaydre; brothers Nolte, Berthil, Jr., Clyde, Earl, Vernon “Coon”, Lyle and Kenneth Schexnaydre; sisters Edith Bourg “Boo Boot”, Sr. Mary de Montfort, O.P., Bianca, Elaine, and Kathleen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Theresa School in Gonzales, LA, St. Joseph Hospice or St. Vincent de Paul. His family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Scott Soleau, Dr. Jon Olson, Dr. Maurice King and their staff and St. Joseph Hospice for their loving care. Private services will be held for the immediate family. Visit www.oursofh.com to offer messages of condolences. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales in charge of arrangements.

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Hank Haw

May 24, 2020

Jay Schexnaydre

May 24, 2020

I have many memories of Dayton from childhood going to work with my dad during the summer or weekends during grinding. Usually he would tease you about something silly, not just with me, but everyone around and if he caught on to a "theme" he would joke about it for years on end. He had a way of doing so loudly, but I reflect loudness may have been like all Schexnaydres, he was turning deaf from working on tractors his entire life.

During grinding, Dayton would always operate the cane loader, before the cut-chop harvester days when the cane had to be picked up off the ground and loaded into the cane wagon. When he was taking a break at the loading station or if we were up front at the shop and an airplane of any kind would pass over he'd always wave his arms and holler up at the sky for them to "throw me a cap!" As I child, I realized there is no way they can hear him, but maybe they could at least see him waving? He would do this for any airplane, from jet-liners to smaller crop-dusting planes that would fly lower. This went on for years, everyone seeing how couillon Dayton could be. A running joke was his speciality and of course co-workers knew his jokes and any regular visitors to the farm knew them too.

One day, my dad came home from work with 3 caps. We asked "where did you get those from?" as he often came home with a hat someone had given him, but it was unusual for him to come home with 3 of the same kind. He said he had 3 one for me and my 2 brothers. Then dad told us that today, at work, finally after about a decade of hollering at airplanes, a crop-duster zeroed-in and swooped down and threw about 2 dozen caps from the plane as Dayton, like the guy with the orange flashlights at the airport, was wailing away and flapping his arms, almost directing him over the field. Everyone around laughed so hard they could barely stand. Apparently Dayton had run into Tommy Watson, a crop duster, and connived the scenario!

Randy Tullier

May 23, 2020

Dayton was a fine man and a true gentleman. My condolences go to Lady, their children and families. Also to the large Schexnaydre family. May he Rest In Peace. ✝️

Ruth Troxclair Wilson

May 23, 2020

Mrs Lady and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I have so many fond memories of Mr Dayton through the years. A few of those include Mama making him his favorite lemon meringue pie on his birthday. I will forever remember his laughter and the many nicknames he had for all of us growing up. I can just see him and Daddy laughing and cutting up right now. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya

Allen Settoon

May 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dayton’s passing. Our condolences to Lady and the entire Schexnaydre family. May you find peace in all your Loving memories.

Sister Ameline Theriot

May 23, 2020

Lady Brian Ione and all family. I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful loving man. Dayton always had a smile on his face. So happy to have known him. With my condolences and prayers and love and hugs. Sr. Ameline

Cheryl Fontenot

May 22, 2020

To Lady and all my Schexnaydre friends my sincere condolences. There are lots of great memories but the ones watching Chris and Seth were some of the best. Where did time go? Wow! It just flew by but our memories will last forever. RIP Dayton. Many friends to greet you. Love ya'll Cheryl

Joy Gunnels

May 22, 2020

Sorry for your loss. All of you are I my prayers. Dayton was a good person. I remember he always had a smile and he loved Lady and his family very much.

Julie Cooper

May 22, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

The Cooper Family

Cathy Gautreaux

May 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Dayton's passing. The few times I watched the LSU games at Carmen's house, Dayton loved the ribs I brought to share! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schexnaydre family...

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