Darrel Casimire Gonzales Jr. passed on August 4, 2022. With his passing, he leaves behind a large loving family. Darrel is survived by: his wife, Lauren Becnel Gonzales; his children, Darrel Casimire III and Maria Louise; his father and stepmother, Darrel Casimere Sr. and Erica Gonzales; sisters, Keisha Landry (Chad), Tonia Gonzales (Steven), Nickcole Frught (Jeff), Melissa Bourg (Kevin), Brandy Kellum; brothers, Justin Gonzales, and Derek Willis (Ashlynn); his parents-in-law Robert and Carol Becnel; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as an abundance of friends.
Darrel was born in Houma, Louisiana on December 14, 1982. He grew up in Thibodeaux and St. Bernard, Louisiana before graduating from St. Bernard High School in 2002. After completing high school, Darrel chose to serve his country by joining the United States Army. Upon the end of his service, he pursued careers in both HVAC and commercial fishing in St. Bernard.
Darrel was invested in his community; he especially enjoyed taking part in coaching baseball for his son’s team. He was a staunch supporter of his daughter by not only attending every dance recital she was in but also participating in the “Daddy’s Dance”. He was also a local member of the Knights of Columbus.
Despite his passing, his family derives solace from the fact that Darrel is joining his mother, Dale Barnes Rachal and his step father, Gregory Bill Rachal.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 1 PM on August 28, 2022, at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2107 Paris Road in Chalmette, LA.