Artie John Trahan

September 19, 1965 - December 1, 2020

Artie John Trahan, 55, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  A celebration of his life will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.

Survivors include Artie’s wife, Carrie Trahan of Lumberton, son, Taylor Trahan of Lumberton; daughter, Cara Trahan of Lumberton; father, John Trahan of Groves; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Judy Ivey of Lumberton; brother, Barton Trahan and his wife, Debby, of Port Neches; sister, Carlene Reyenga and her husband, Ronnie, of The Woodlands; sister, Roxanne Boyd and her husband, Jeff, of Bridge City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Julie and Alvin Credeur of Lumberton; and grandson, Landon Trahan of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Lou Trahan of Groves.

Artie was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 19, 1965, to John Trahan and Anna Lou Lege Trahan.  He grew up in Groves, Texas making countless childhood memories at the beach, camping in their travel trailer and visiting family in Louisiana.  He graduated from PNG High School in 1984.  He attended and played football at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1989.  Artie worked as an educator in Southeast Texas for 31 years, teaching and coaching at Vidor ISD, Hardin Jefferson ISD, and ending his career at Lumberton ISD.

In 1992, he moved to Lumberton in preparation to marry his bride-to-be, Carrie Ivey Trahan.  They wed on July 18, 1992, at First Baptist Loeb in Lumberton.  Artie and Carrie were married for 28 years, building a beautiful family and life together.  He and Carrie loved traveling in their camper to the lake, spending time with their children and grandson, and enjoying time with each other.  He gave the best advice, and his kids knew he would always have the right thing to say when they needed it.  To say he was an avid hunter and fisherman is an understatement, and he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and friends out on the lake or at the deer lease.

Many would tell you that Artie never met a stranger and would know someone everywhere he went.  He was a loyal friend, with many special friendships that have span 20+ years.  No matter how much time had passed since the last time you’d seen him, Artie always made you feel like you could pick up right where you left off.  His laugh was infectious, his passion and friendship will be missed, and he was loved by so many.

The family is asking that all attendants of the visitation and funeral please wear a mask to help protect all of those who love Artie, especially those at high risk who would like to safely attend the services.

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Hardin Memorial Park

Hardin Memorial Park
  • 418 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 12/05/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of family and friends

Gathering of family and friends
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 12/04/2020
  • 8:27 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Becky Romero

Oh, Carrie, I’m so sorry to hear this. Praying for you & your family for peace & the best of memories with family & friends.

Patty Griffin

Artie was one of the greatest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He always had a smile or a laugh. He loved to tell fishing stories. I will miss him so much. RIP my friend.

Shar McAlister Thibodeau

So sorry for your ;loss. I am praying for you., from the bottom of my heart to your broken hearts!

Karen Creighton

I'm so sorry for your loss. We are going to love and pray you through this.

Kathy Mauer

Keith and I are so sorry to hear of Artie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alese Deckard

Carrie, I can’t come up with the right words. Just know I love y’all. I am praying for a peace that passes understanding.

Linda K Bridges

My condolences to your families, Carrie. My prayers are with you and everyone who knew Artie.

Dennis Malveaux

My deepest condolence to the Trahan family. Artie will be greatly missed. We were teammates at Lamar and he was one of the toughest, nicest guy I know. I will continue to pray for strength through this difficult time. GOD bless.

Kelly Scroggins

Sharing in your sorrow, may your memories give you strength

Christine Watkins

My condolences to your family what a wonderful coach he taught both my boys football over all the years he will be greatly missed

Jessica Stoute

Taylor, I only just saw the schedule for Artie's arrangements. And I'll be going out of town tomorrow. I am so incredibly sorry and wanted to pay my respects. He is seriously one of the happiest guys I knew, and it showed with the way he lived his life and treated people. There is really nothing else for me to say except our community lost an amazing man far too soon, and we will feel this loss for years to come. ~ Mrs Stoute

Leslie Broom

Artie was the kind of guy that even if you have not seen him but twice in 25 years you could still tell him that you" love him brother"!!! That was my last words to him at a track meet 2 yrs back.. He was a ;leader of men and he will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know him. RIP Artie

Carol fruge

We met as he taught the gifted and talented science at VJHS and coached my boys with leadership and example he was indeed one of the best ... he’ll be missed and remembered... my prayers for all the family ❤️

Tina Youngblood Maurich

I'm so sorry for your loss. I graduated from PNG owith Artie, super sweet guy. God Bless you and your family.