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Obituary for Louis Gilbert McNair

SFC Sargent First Class Louis Gilbert “Touie” McNair, 91, passed away on March 25, 2024.

Touie was born on August 24, 1932 to Henry & Elva Juanita McNair, at their home in Bagdad. He attended school in Bagdad and was a member of the Bagdad Assembly of God Church as a young boy. His grandmother, Mamie Miller, made sure that he was there & then was prayed over when he wasn’t.

His mother would not sign for him to join the service early, but as soon as he became of age, he enlisted. He fought in the Korean War and was a very proud Veteran. After getting out of the service he went to work at Chemstrand Monsanto Division where he worked until he retired.

He loved to fish, crab, water ski, or anything that had to do with the Bay or the Rivers. He never met a stranger and would be able to talk to anyone about anything. He always had a story or joke to tell. He rededicated his life to service for the Lord at the age of 79.

Touie is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Gilbert & Elva Juanita McNair; sister, Betty Lou McNair; wife, Carolyn Pope McNair; daughter, Jenny Tutchtone; and grandsons, Jeffrey Payne and Jack Henry Breland.

He is survived by his children: Elva Simpson (David), Rhonda Breland (Greg), Michael McNair (Darcy) and their mother, Martha Knapp; and Melissa Tutchtone; grandchildren: Melissa Bass (James), Brandon Simpson (Mindy), Casey Jo Green (Josh), Sgt. Steven McNair, and Amanda Patrick (Alex); great- grandchildren: Emma Bass, Noah Bass, Nate Bass, Beckett Simpson, Blakeli Simpson, Jack Green, Jana McNair, Lainey Patrick, and Nolan Patrick; and numerous nephews, nieces, extended family, and friends.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and service at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bagdad Assembly of God Church.

He lived a full and wonderful life with enough love to share. A father and grandfather, uncle and friend like him is what everyone needs and we were blessed to have him for as long as we did.