Darin Wayne “Bucket” Sonier

November 2, 1967 — October 12, 2023

Darin “Bucket” Wayne Sonier, 55, of Many, Louisiana went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 12, 2023, at his residence. He was delivered into this world on November 2, 1967, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Daryl Sonier and Darlene (Lloyd) Sonier. A visitation will be held for him on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, 9891 Texas Highway, Many, Louisiana. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, 307 Hammond Street, Zwolle, Louisiana.

Bucket is a native of Napoleonville, Louisiana but has since made Toledo Bend his home along with his wife, Lisa. He has always been an avid follower of major horse racing events. The couple spent many hours traveling from track to track enjoying the competition between horses and jockeys. Just some of the competitions the couple attended included The Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Breeders Cup, Belmont, and the opening day at Del Mar. Of all the events they attended, The Preakness was his favorite. Years had past and Bucket booked a fishing trip for the couple to Toledo Bend Lake where they fell in love with the area…15 years later they decided to make Toledo Bend their new home and the rest is history!

Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Emerson Sonier, his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. William Lloyd, and his in-laws, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Michel, Sr. He is survived by his parents, Daryl and Darlene Sonier of Napoleonville, LA; his loving wife of 24 years, Lisa Michel Sonier of Many. LA; his sister, Darla Sonier Mirelez and husband, Dan of New Orleans, LA; his sister-in-law, Jamie Michel and husband, CJ of Lancaster, KY; his nieces, Lyllian Mirelez of Baton Rouge, LA, Lucy Mirelez of New Orleans, LA, and Dr. Alex and Mrs. Kamryn Michel Elswick of Lexington, KY; his nephews, Lucas Mirelez of New Orleans, LA, Clark Michel of Lancaster, KY, and Klarye Michel of Evanston, IL; his great-great niece, Kathryn Grace Campbell of Lexington, KY; and his Godson, Clarence “Trip” Michel III of Lancaster, KY; along with a host of friends and other family members.

Honoring him as pallbearers will be his friends, Kevin, Dan, CJ, BJ, and Danny.

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