Roger James Plaisance, 92, a resident of Bayou Vista for 64 years, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his home of natural causes, surrounded by his loving family. He lived a beautiful and happy life.
Roger was born on February 23, 1929 in Patterson, the son of Noah Plaisance and Bernadette Rogers Plaisance.
Roger served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He retired after 36 years from Halliburton after serving in a various of capacities. From 1971 to 1986 he proudly served on the St. Mary Parish Water and Sewer District #2 Board. Roger was a lifetime member of the Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department where he served as assistant fire chief and treasurer for several years. He was also a lifetime member of the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association and the Louisiana Firemen’s Association. He was a member of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Program and back in the 1970’s he was involved in coaching St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Softball League. Everyone in the neighborhood knew him as the “Can Man” in his red coveralls, walking miles everyday around Bayou Vista collecting aluminum cans, to pull the tabs off to save for the children at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Roger was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, that only wanted the best for his family and their future.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by five children, Hope Mijares and husband Luis of Scottsboro, Alabama, Darryl Plaisance and wife Wanda of Patterson, Pam Plaisance, Stacy Plaisance and Tammy Plaisance and husband Whitney all of Bayou Vista; 13 grandchildren, Gary Plaisance, Allison Mitchell, Amy Lantier, Clarence Mitchell and wife Sedonia, Alexander Plaisance, Kelly McElroy and husband Slade, Cody Zimmerman, Addison Plaisance, Catlin Plaisance and wife Ashley, Amanda Hardy and husband Adam, Andrew Plaisance, Michael Mijares and fiance Jenna and Arianna Plaisance; 17 great grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters-in-law, Sue Cubbedge of St. Augustine, Florida and Billie Plaisance of Berwick; numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Bernadette Rogers Plaisance; his wife of 65 years, Audry D. Plaisance; three sisters and two brothers.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Whitney Rogers, Catlin Plaisance, Gary Plaisance, Slade McElroy, Luis Mijares, Michael Mijares. Honorary pallbearers will be Darryl Perry, David Gautreaux and Dudley Plaisance.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cefalu, the staff of Ochser St. Mary and Journey Hospice for the excellent care given to Roger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Thainese Alphonse celebrating the Mass. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Twin City Funeral Home and following Mass, Roger will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. Military Honors will be rendered by the East St. Mary Veteran Funeral Squad.