Gerald "Jerry" Reaux, Jr., a bank executive, and founding media partner of The Independent newspaper here in Acadiana has died at the age of 53.

From KATC:

Reaux succumbed to illness he had been battling for a while.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Lafayette location of Martin & Castille Funeral Home. Visitation will resume Thursday, February 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., until services at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

The Independent has a great write up about Reaux as well, which you can read HERE

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