perry-brassell-1Perry Lamar Brasell, 74, of Minden, went to be with our Father in Heaven Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, after suffering several ailments related to diabetes and heart condition.

Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Rose-Neath Funeral home in Minden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, at First Baptist Church of Minden with Brother Leland Crawford of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches at 3 p.m. Arrangements are by Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Perry was born in Natchitoches to John and Ruby Brasell on March 8, 1942. He went to school at Natchitoches High and then attended Northwestern University, graduating with a BS in Bio-Chemistry later continuing his degree at La. Tech in Business. He married Carolyn Hope Broussard on June 6, 1964 in Alexandria. He was involved with the college ROTC program that enabled him to be commissioned to the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1964. He advanced to captain in his third year, and was deployed to Germany to serve in Saigon as security officer for the city his fourth year of service.

He spent his life involved in Gideons, Kiwanis, American Legion, Singing Ministers, Minden Community Chorus, and was a faithful parishioner at First Baptist Church as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He also was an avid fisherman, model airplane enthusiast and talented photographer.

Perry is preceded in death by his father John Washington Brasell, his mother Ruby Elizabeth Denton Brasell, his younger brother
David Glen Brasell and his older sister Dorothy Jane Brasell Tyra.

Perry is survived by his wife of 52 years Carolyn Hope Brasell, his daughters Kaila Michelle Brasell and Jocelyn Lamara Brasell Emory, his son Jonathan Lee Brasell, his nephew Thomas Mitchell Tyra, and his grandchildren Landon James, Cameron Hope and Motley Elias.

Pallbearers will be Graydon Kitchens, Leonard Miller, Ronnie Stewart, Paul Kitchens, Sam Moorhead, Ronald Alford and Tommy Davis.

Memorials may be given as donations to:

Gideons International, PO Box 221, Minden, La. 71058.

The family of Perry L. Brasell wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Bob Moore of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Pastor Leland Crawford, First Baptist Church of Minden, Post Commander Jerry Madden and The American Legion.