A resident of Baker, he passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
He was 70, and a native of Port Allen. Visiting was at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, 3235 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 8am until religious services at 9:30am, conducted by Rev. Gary Peterson. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. Survived by sons, Kirk, Randy, and Dewey Braud; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Junior Weber; step daughter, Lisa Smith and husband, Dale; step-son, Paul Patrick; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Braud; brothers, A.J. and Doug Braud; and his parents, Lester and Ophelia Braud. Joe was a member of The Cross Lutheran Church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.