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Edgar Overton Barousse Jr., Former Owner of Barousse Furniture, Passes Away

Edgar Overton Barousse Jr., 90, a life-long resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Ochsner St. Mary, surrounded by his loving family.

Edgar was born December 18, 1930, in New Iberia, the son of Edgar Overton Barousse Sr. and Agatha Oubre Barousse.

Edgar was the owner of Barousse Furniture Store for over 45 years. He started out working under his father before taking over the business in 1965.To serve his country, Edgar joined the LA National Guard at a young age and served for 19 years. He achieved the rank of Captain and was still known by many as “Captain Barousse.”Being retired for the past 20 years, Edgar enjoyed traveling with his wife, making memories and friends along the way. Edgar was an avid member of the Morgan City Rotary Club and had many other achievements in his life. Not only running a successful business for over 45 years, his biggest achievement was raising a loving family. Edgar made it a point of his daily life to be involved with all of his children by reaching out and calling them to see how they were doing. He was an amazing and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 69 years, Myrl Watkins Barousse of Morgan City; four children, David E. Barousse Sr. and wife Gloria of Pensacola, FL., Karen Goolsby and husband Kenneth of Portland, TX., Ed Barousse III and wife Suzanne of Morgan City, Julie Andolsek and husband Andy of Thibodaux; sister, Joyce Barousse of Bayou Vista; eight grandchildren, Beth Bearb, Dave Barousse Jr., Jennifer Lancaster, Heather Rombs, Dr. Corey Goolsby, Jared Barousse, Ashton Bonvillain, and Michael Andolsek; 18 great-grandchildren.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Overton Barousse Sr. and Agatha Oubre Barousse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Brice Higginbotham officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home form 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. After Mass, Edgar will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum.

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