Carl passed away peacefully on June 16, 2023. Carl is survived by his wife of over 56 years Joan Lambert Gonzales; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Gina Gonzales; son and daughter-in-law Jason and Shannon Gonzales; daughter Brandi Gonzales; grandchildren Regan(Scott) Naquin, Hannah Gonzales, Coleman(Logan) Leake, Cayden Leake (Caitlin Epperson), and Kale Gonzales; great grandchildren Westin and Liam; mother Marie Hymel Gonzales; siblings Bradford “Buddy”, Johnny, Paula and Chris Gonzales. Preceded in death by father Joseph Carl Gonzales, Sr.
A great husband, father, grandfather, son and brother as well as a special brother-in-law, godfather/uncle and loyal friend to many who affectionally called him Coozie. Special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge for their superb care and support and especially caregivers Lisa and Lexi.
He was a graduate of the first class of EA High School in 1967. He worked for many years at Uniroyal Chemical where he was known as “Psycho” by his co-workers and friends there. He enjoyed dancing and listening to the local bands, baking sweet treats as presents, keeping up with his loved ones on Facebook, cruising, and cuddling with his sweet mini dachshund puppies Sugar Belle and Mini Me who were waiting at heaven’s gate to greet him.
A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, June 27th at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant, with visitation from 9am-11am followed by funeral mass and burial service at Hope Haven Cemetery in Gonzales.