RONNIE VASCOCU (Natchitoches, La.)



May 24, 1949-Oct. 12, 2021

A funeral service for Ronald “Ronnie” David Vascocu will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jose Pallipurath officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Weaver Cemetery in Flora.  The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Ronnie, 72, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Oct. 12, 2021, in Shreveport. He was born May 24, 1949, to David Vascocu and Ura Jane Gallien Vascocu in Natchitoches.

Ronnie proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran serving from 1969-71.  He was very proud of his patriotic service to his country.  Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Natchitoches where he learned to be a butcher under Jimmy Long at Dixie Dandy.  Later he became a route salesman for Tom’s and Frito-Lay.  He was always a hard worker and an excellent provider for his family.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting with friends and family, especially his brother-in-law, Lynn Bennett.  He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and PaPa.

Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Yvonne Bennett Vascocu; his children, Kimberly Vascocu Jarrett and husband Lance and Dwayne Vascocu and wife Katie; grandchildren, Kelsi Jarrett, Zach Vascocu, Karsyn Vasocu, Dylan Vascocu, Brooke Vascocu and Oivia Nowlin; sisters, Gwen Banes and Evelyn Bennett and husband Beryl.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ura Vascocu; and sisters, Faye Greer and Sue Blanchard.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Zach Vascocu, Dylan Vascocu, Louis “Cookie” Rachal Jr., Dustin Bennett, Tyler Bennett and Kyle Rachal.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Chris Ingram and Frank Aviles.

The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to Dr. Mary Long, Dr. Christopher Ingram, Frank Aviles, Natchitoches Wound Care Staff and the staff at Louisiana Extended Care for all the great care they have provided to Ronnie during such a difficult time.