Brett Layne Bares

December 3, 1954 ~ August 1, 2023

Brett Layne Bares, 68, of Carlyss, passed away on August 1, 2023.  Brett was raised in Carlyss and was a graduate of Sulphur High School.  He was known by many as the “cable guy” for his 47 years of service at Cameron Communications.  He was an avid fisherman who loved everyone he met.  Brett had a true gift for hospitality and made everyone feel welcome and loved.  Brett was the life of the party and loved to listen to music in his barn for Thursday Night Barn Night which was enjoyed by him and his friends and family.  Brett will be remembered for his red boots, red barn, red trucks, red boat, but most of all, for his heart of gold.

Brett is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Bares; two daughters, Brandi Layne Trahan and husband Derrick and Amber Gail Seaford and husband, Doug; his grandchildren, Adyson Trahan, Brock Layne Trahan, Owen Trahan, Finley Seaford, Colette Seaford and Kenna Seaford; his mother, Dorothy Bares; his siblings, Michael Roy Bares, Jackie Bares, Jenny Griffin, Belle Anna Trahan and Joanie Faye Armentor.  He is preceded in death by his father, Sam Bares; and one sister, Rhonda Gail Bares.  

Services for Brett will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 10 AM at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Hackberry Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home from 12 PM to 8 PM and will resume on Monday morning from 8 AM until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Judd Bares, Buddy Fuselier, Rocky Bill Cunningham, Brady Cunningham, Doug Seaford and Derrick Trahan.  Honorary pallbearers will be Brock Layne Trahan, Owen Trahan and Finley James Seaford.

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  1. I met Brett Lane in 2018 and he was one of the nicest guys I worked with. He knew where every peice of copper or fiber was and it was an amazing talent. My condolences to the family.

  2. Jackie & T-Pat, We are heart broken for your loss and hoping you both find peace during this trying time. Our prayers are with the family.

  3. Prayers for all those who are mourning the loss of this wonderful man. May the Lord continue to comfort you. Rest and rise in peace with the Lord Brett Layne.

  4. So sad and sorry to hear of the loss of Brett. Went to school with Jackie and Jenny. My heart and prayers are with the family. 

  5. I’m so sorry Susie this has happened.  Me and Brett have been knowing each other since school days back in the 60’s and we remained friends. May the good Lord comfort you and your family in this difficult time.  May GOD rest his soul. 

  6. So sorry Amber may God wrap his Loving arms around you and your family giving you comfort and peace. Prayers for you and your family.
    Love You Tammy

  7. Dear Susie and Family!
    So sorry for your loss!
    May all his wonderful memories and Love comfort you in the days ahead!🙏🙏🙏

  8. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the family but the Red fish are breathing a sigh of relief.

  9. Jackie and Pat, We are so sorry for your loss. You both are in our thoughts and prayers, may they bring you comfort and peace during this time. Our deepest condolences to all the family. 

  10. Susie, 
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wish I could be there with you and the rest of you guys. 

    Barry Hanson 

  11. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In condolences to all of the family.

  12. Jackie and Pat, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our condolences are with you. Prayers for all the family.

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