Obit: Judge Fred Sconyers Gahagan

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Fred Sconyers Gahagan at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches, LA, with Rev. Derek Ducote officiating. Private burial will follow under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.

Fred Sconyers Gahagan, 71, of Natchitoches, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Natchitoches Regional Hospital.

He is preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Vicki Ann Kramer Gahagan; his parents, Harry Quitman and Ruth Sconyers Gahagan; and one brother, Harry Quitman Gahagan, Jr.

Fred was born in Alexandria, LA. He is a graduate of the 1969 class of Bolton High School. Fred attended LA Tech University, followed by Louisiana State University where he received his Juris Doctorate. In 1976, Fred and Vicki moved to Natchitoches where he practiced law at Gahagan & Gahagan Law Firm. In 1984, he was elected City Court Judge, enjoying 36 years of service to the community. Fred then retired in January of 2021.

One of Fred’s favorite activities was fishing with his two sons and with his close group of friends, “The Lost Souls” fishing crew. Over the years, Fred and his sons spent much of each Fall at their hunting camp in West Texas. When the weather was right, Fred could most often be found at his second home, the golf course. His family agrees that it was impossible for him to a better husband, father, or grandfather. Fred will be remembered by many for his laid back, calm demeanor. Also, his integrity, honesty, and sense of humor had positive impacts on the lives of all who knew him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Fred Sconyers Gahagan, Jr. and wife Jennifer, and Victor Kramer Gahagan; granddaughters, Tenley Marie and Hanna Ruth; and brother, William Wiley Gahagan.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Scott L. Salley, John J. Vandersypen, Jr., Mark J. Dawson, John P. Sandifer, Shane D. Garcia, and David M. Walker.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Otis R. Barnum for the compassion and continued care shown to Fred.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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