Jerry Meaux Dies

Louisiana State Racing Commission Chairman died April 24.

Jerry Meaux was killed April 24.

Jerry Meaux, 74, was killed in a car accident on April 24 in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Meaux was the chairman of the Louisiana State Racing Commission.

Meaux owned, bred and trained American Quarter Horses. As a trainer, he trained the earners of more than $160,000 since AQHA began keeping records in 1970, with 59 wins from 450 starts.

He was also an owner and breeder.

A resident of Judice, Louisiana, Meaux was born October 9, 1939, and was the son of the late Pridgeon Meaux and the former Leah Begnaud.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty L. Meaux; his children, Steven B. Meaux and his wife Pam, Michelle M. Breaux and husband Brian, William B. Meaux, Johnny B. Meaux, Tommy B. Meaux and wife Kristen; five grandchildren, Jamie M. McDaniel, Morgan M. Louviere, Brennan J. Breaux, Avery M. Breaux and Sydney R. Meaux; two great grandchildren, Alex M. McDaniel and Lily C. McDaniel.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, April 28, at 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Reverend Henry Broussard, will be Celebrant of the Mass and Reverend Joseph Brennan will be con celebrant and will conduct the funeral services.

Burial will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steven B. Meaux, William B. Meaux, Johnny B. Meaux, Tommy B. Meaux, Brian J. Breaux and Brennan J. Breaux. Honorary Pallbearers will be J.U. "Mickey" Gajan, James J. Davidson III, Dexter J. Gary, B.I. Moody III, Harold Begnaud, Bill Huval, Ralph Miller, and the Board of Directors of Slemco and the Louisiana Racing Commission.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Meaux family at

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