Bernard Phares Jr.

Published 1:52 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

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Bernard Bruce Phares Jr., 71, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Born on Jan. 11, 1948, in Shreveport, he was the son of the late Bernard Bruce and Doris Limmer Phares.

He was husband to the love of his life, the late Suzanne Haydon Phares; father to daughters, Sarah Phares, Emily Phares (Gabriel Schickel), and Melissa Ingram (Tommy); “Papa” to grandchildren, Bruce Mitkevicius, Charlie Ingram, Ruby Ingram, and Haydon Schickel; and brother to Jenne Farr (John). Bruce grew up in Bogalusa, where he made lifelong friends and received his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and his J.D. from Tulane University. He was a resident of Slidell for 39 years.

A service was held on Friday, Oct. 25, at noon (10:30 a.m. visitation) at Audubon Funeral Home, located at 61101 US-11 in Slidell, followed by an interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Slidell. A 1:30 p.m. reception followed at Pinewood Country Club, located at 405 Country Club Blvd. in Slidell.

Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Friend for Life Cancer Support Network based in Louisville, Ky., and the Louisiana SPCA. Memories and condolences may be expressed online at