A funeral provider will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Fountain Memorial Funeral Residence in Lafayette for Chester “Coach” Patrick Gosnell, 76, who passed absent Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Centre in Lafayette.
Visitation will be noticed on Monday, April 5, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until finally 12:45 p.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Residence.
A eulogy will be delivered by his beloved son-in-regulation Jim Gibson. Audience for the provider will be René Gosnell and Chuck Kreamer. Mark Gosnell and Ginger Gosnell Gibson will provide as gift bearers. Reverend Father Howard J. Blessing of Lafayette will officiate and assisted by Charlene Banna.
Chester Patrick Gosnell, regarded as “Coach” to his family and close friends, was born on August 5, 1944, in New Iberia where by he graduated from Catholic Large University in 1963. He went on to attend USL, now UL Lafayette, exactly where he received bachelor’s levels in bodily training and economics. Chester worked as a football coach and mentor to many younger individuals in excess of the years. Just after retirement, Coach most liked shelling out time with his household, buddies and his beloved puppy Max.
Chester loved nature, was an avid duck hunter and relished fishing. He liked to view UL, LSU and Saints football and the Astros baseball game titles. Family intended every little thing to him. He was regarded to cook dinner “the fantastic steak” for family and pals. He leaves a legacy of enjoy to his spouse and little ones who were being actually the ultimate treasure that done his existence.
Chester was a certainly gifted athlete. His substantial faculty profession at Catholic High ended with a Condition Championship title in 1962. He obtained the one of a kind honor of becoming named Initial Team All American in 1962. It was the to start with award of its sort to occur from Catholic Large in New Iberia. Mentor Faulkinberry signed him as a functioning again and punter to go on his football job at USL. Together with Coach Bobby Banna and Coach Ray Blanco, he thrived and the GSC Title arrived to fruition in 1965. He coached at USL and various superior schools during the region. He was a humble mentor with a substantial heart and experienced the capability to mould kids into becoming thriving grown ups.
His most treasured recollections involved observing his son Mark participate in quick quit for the Southeastern Lions Baseball Staff. Mentor and Myra traveled significantly and wide to be existing for just about every single sport he performed above the 4 yrs. His other finest joy was assisting to teach his daughter Ginger in her monitor achievements. They adopted her to the state finals in her activities. Of training course, he often wore his renowned whistle and stopwatch about his neck. Thank you, Father. You were being usually one particular action in advance of us and people particular times had been so important in our life. We now treasure every one particular of all those reminiscences.
Mentor was a fighter and a survivor. His struggle with most cancers lasted around a decade. His wife and youngsters had been the guiding drive in his procedure and care over the yrs. He never ever gave up and by no means gave in, until he created his remaining journey dwelling. Bravo Mentor!
Chester is survived by his beloved wife he satisfied in the eighth quality, Myra Ann Decuir Gosnell, of New Iberia, they satisfied as teens and have been soulmates for daily life his son Mark Kevin Gosnell and wife René his daughter Ginger Gosnell Gibson and spouse Jim, all of Lafayette two sisters, Cheryl Delcambre and partner Wayne of Youngsville and Mary Druhot and husband Stephen of Leesburg, Virginia his brother-in-legislation Choose Oswald Decuir and his wife Loretta nephew Scott Decuir and his wife Missey, all of New Iberia excellent-nephew Jon Decuir and his wife Aimee good-niece Laura Decuir, all of New Orleans two sisters-in-regulation, Kathy Mitchell of New Iberia and Susan Gosnell of Broussard his only grandson, Aaron Knobloch and wife Katie two terrific-grandchildren, Colette “Coco” Knobloch and Gibson Knobloch. Other prolonged spouse and children associates include Chris and Whitney, Kristy and Marley and Mike, as well as many dear friends.
He was preceded in demise by his father, Miles David “Dutch” Gosnell Jr. his mother, Theresa Rita Cortese Gosnell and his brother Miles David Gosnell III.
Pallbearers will be Choose Oswald Decuir, Scott Decuir, Mark Gosnell, Ginger Gosnell Gibson, Jim Gibson and Aaron Knobloch.
Honorary bearers are Judge Dicky Haik, Dr. Scott Thompson and Chester’s classmates and previous gamers.
The family wishes to thank the workers for the compassionate care provided to Mentor at Lourdes Oncology. Unique heartfelt thanks to Dr. Adhikari and Felicia Circumstance. The relatives would like to thank the infusion middle staff who had been extraordinary. You girls were being angels to Coach and he treasured your tender care and adore every time he gained his treatment. Merci. Particular thanks are prolonged to Dr. McBurney, Sarah and Dr. Gus Ingraldi. You a few were integral voices in his treatment.
In lieu of bouquets, memorials may well be created in Chester’s identify to Acadiana Animal Assist by mail at 142 Le Medicin Highway, Carencro, LA 70520, by telephone at 337-896-1553 or on the internet at www.acadianaanimalaid.org.
With regards to the most the latest mandates of the current pandemic, masks and social distancing are essential for gatherings in the funeral home and in the cemetery.
Fountain Memorial Funeral House and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Avenue, 981-7098, is in charge of the arrangements.