Obituary for Randy L. Poisso

Randy L. Poisso, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. 

Born in Winnfield in 1950, Randy was raised in Houma, La., and moved back to Winnfield when he was 13.  He was very active in school athletics and set many Winn Parish and Louisiana State records.  Many of which remain unbroken today.  He attended Northeast Louisiana University, where he obtained a degree in education.  Randy taught history and world geography for 33 years and touched the lives of many of his students.  Upon retirement he enjoyed his time as Papaw.  His greatest love on this earth was his wife Patricia.  He was a family man in the truest sense of the word and the rock of the Poisso Family. 

He was the son of the late Benjamin B. “Ben” “Poisso and the late Julia Vernell “Nell” Poisso.  He was also preceded in death by his son Christopher “Lance” Poisso, brother Charles B. Poisso, nephews Cole Pittman and Trey Harrel as well as a niece Tiffany Bullock Pope.   

Randy is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Pat Baughman Poisso, son Ryan Poisso (Kimberly), three grandchildren, Hunter, Chandler and Julia, siblings Judy Poisso Pittman, Donna Poisso Cooper, and Kevin Poisso (Sharee) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2021, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield.   Friends may visit with the family at Southern Funeral Home on Sunday, May 23, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be: Terry Joe Ramsey, Terri Mixon, Donnie Purser, Marty Harrel, Brent Hubbard, and Richard Denney.  Honorary pallbearers will be: Mark Swilley, Joe Dosher, Jerry Bamburg, Andy Pyles, and Tommy Bankston.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Winnfield Sr. High School Football Fund at 631 Thomas Mill Rd., Winnfield, La  71483. (please notate on checks “In Honor of Randy”)

Family, friends, colleagues and students are invited to a memorial service scheduled at Stokes Walker Stadium for Friday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m.  Please wear your favorite red and or white spirit shirt to celebrate and remember Randy’s life.


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