Burton “Socko” “Chief” Schexnayder passed away on February 14, 2020 at the age of 91. He has now rejoined his late wife Leola Schexnayder in their eternal home.
He was the proud father of Morgan (Lahonda) Schexnayder, Cheryl (Terry) Rome, Teryl (Susan) Schexnayder, Kerry (Barbara) Schexnayder, Burton (Suzie) Schexnayder, Jr., the late Bryan Schexnayder, Sr., and Richard (Bobbi) Schexnayder. He was the loving grandfather of 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren. Son of Clovis and Noelie Schexnayder. Brother of Dorothy Matherne and Beatrice Patton. Burton proudly served his country in the US Navy.
He was a Chief Petty Officer that served for 34 years with the VP94 Naval Squadron; he was one of the original plank holders when he served. He retired from ADM/Growmark-Destrehan Elevator. Socko was always the life of the party and having a good time was something he did well. He was a hard worker with an even harder head, but always with the biggest heart. He cherished his time spent with family; they meant the world to him. He always said that it was about the story of getting where you’re going and he would want everybody to know he had a good time getting there.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Socko’s Life on March 14, 2020 at his home starting at 11 a.m. He would love nothing more than to have everyone come and have a good time with family and friends and share a story or two. To share a lasting memory of Socko, please visit www.HCAlexander.com.