Obituary of Thierry Theophile Gaubert Jr.
Thierry Theophile Gaubert Jr., of Slidell, Louisiana, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by close family at the age of 73.
A Graveside Service with full military honors will be held at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery located 34888 Grantham College Drive in Slidell on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering immediately following the services at 39520 Pittman Road in Pearl River, Louisiana. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
Thierry was born July 6, 1947 in New Orleans to his loving parents, Thierry and Mildred Gaubert. He was affectionately known by his family as Brother. He attended Francis T. Nicholls High School and out of his love of cars became a self-taught auto mechanic at an early age. After high school, Thierry was drafted into the United States Army and served a tour in the Vietnam War. After serving his country, he continued to use his mechanical skills during a 10-year career with Cummins Diesel in Kenner, LA. At the age of 31, Thierry accepted a job that would span 30+ years as a boat operator/linesman with Cooper T. Smith Ship Mooring on the Mississippi River. He would tell you that he loved his work because he enjoyed being outdoors on the river and he felt as though he was never actually working. He was well respected by his coworkers and was a mentor to many young men during his career.
Outside of his work life, Thierry was a five-out-of-five-star father, stepfather, husband, pawpaw, friend, neighbor, and all-around human being. He was kind. He loved animals and they loved him. He was a great listener and advice giver. He was wonderful at giving compliments and went out his way to make everyone feel special and important. Thierry enjoyed fishing, watching football, working around his house, and his favorite TV show was “Survivor.” He loved grocery shopping and preparing a good meal (especially hotdog po-boys). He loved chocolate snowballs, dancing (the “Cha-Cha” was his favorite), scanning the classified ads for a bargain, and he was a great mechanic until the very end. If Thierry could not fix something, then it really wasn’t broken. He was a big burly guy with a jolly infectious laugh and a smile that could light up any room. He loved a good prank and his all-time favorite saying was “Holy Moly!” Thierry would tell you the accomplishment that he is most proud of is raising his two wonderful sons, Jason and Thierry III. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed until the day we are all reunited in Heaven. We love you!!!!!
Thierry is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Jane Adams Gaubert; along with his two sons, Thierry Theophile Gaubert III and his wife Christine of Slidell, LA and Jason Albert Gaubert and his wife Sibyl of Slidell, LA; his stepdaughter, Jean Gouzy Pate and her husband Mitch of Southhaven, MS; his stepson, George Gouzy IV and his fiancé Natalie of Covington, LA; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Hailey, Hunter, Cameron, Kayla, Jordan, Paige, Chloe, and Claire; his two sisters, Linda Ricca and Millie Medina; and many loving nieces, nephews, and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thierry Theophile Gaubert Sr. and Mildred Winters Gaubert and his sister, BonnieTo plant a tree in memory of Thierry Gaubert Jr., please visit Tribute Store
Graveside Service with Full Military Honors
Celebration of Life
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