Brent Carl Spangler

July 27, 1972 – March 12, 2018

Brent Carl Spangler, age 45 years, was born on July 27, 1972 and died on March 12, 2018.  He was the son of Catherine Viator Spangler Alleman and the late Carl John Spangler.

He is survived by his daughter, Zoe Elizabeth Hamlin, his mother, Catherine Spangler Alleman and step-father, Herman Alleman.  He is also survived by his sisters, Laura Spangler Faucheux and her husband Derrick and Rebecca Rene’ Spangler Randall and her husband Eric.  He is also survived by his step-sisters, Michelle Quibodeaux and husband Brice, Carolyn Ridge and husband Eddie, Suzanna Mire and husband John, and Melissa Louviere and husband Michael.  He also leaves behind to cherish his memory, his god-mother Carolyn Judice and her husband Bobby, his god-father Wilson B. Viator, Jr. and his wife Sandi, and his uncle Reid Spangler and his wife Jackie.  He was blessed to have several nephews and nieces, Laine Faucheux, Konner and Kyle Randall, Sydney and Eryn Randall, Alexia and Mason Louviere, Kelsey and Fisher Mire, and Skipper Ridge.

Waiting to meet him in heaven are his father, Carl John Spangler, his maternal grandparents, Wilson and Frances Viator and his paternal grandparents, Warren and Shirley Spangler.  He was also preceded in death by his baby cousin, Derek Spangler.

Upon graduation from Hanson Memorial High School, Brent attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  During his freshman year at Texas A&M, he was a member of the award-winning Fish Drill Team.  While at Texas A&M, he was also selected to be a member of the Ross Volunteers, the official escorts for the governor of Texas.  Brent graduated from Texas A&M in 1995 with a degree in bio-medical science, he then attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He was previously employed as an engineer at Citgo in Lake Charles and Valero in Beaumont, Texas.  He was most recently employed by Shell at the Norco Refinery.

Brent’s first love was his little girl, Zoe.  He was a wonderful father and loved her dearly.  He spent lots of time teaching her how to hunt and fish.  He was a good father, son, cousin and uncle.

Donations can be made in his name to Hanson Memorial High School 903 Anderson St. Franklin, LA 70538 or the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin on Thursday, March 15, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville on Friday, March 16, at 9:00 a.m., with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Father William Ruskoski will be the Celebrant. Brent will be laid to rest with his father in the St. Joseph Cemetery at a later time.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.