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“I worked for the St. Mary Parish School Board and was privileged to have know such a caring and professional man. We shared rides when attending...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Ronnie & Jane Sinitiere - LA

“Coach Staples.. One of the best !Rest in PeaceA, Riles-SandfieldClass of 76 ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Anita Riles-Sandfield - CA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you guys. He was a great man and coach!! Many fond memories of him. Lumberjack forever!Craig ”
3 of 28 | Posted by: Craig Comeaux - Houston, TX

“My condolences to your family.You were my teacher, coach and friend! You didn't require respect from us kids lucky enough to be in your presence,...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Walter Jackson - Patterson, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Genoria. Carey Mac was a special coach and mentor to so many. Remembering the good old days.......Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Libby Vannoy - Lafayette, LA

“My sincere condolences to the family. Coach Staples not only taught me the discipline needed to play high school basketball, he encourage me to apply...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Willie Mack Williams - Opelousas, LA

“Coach Staples was one of my favorite teachers at PHS. He was an awesome math teacher!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
7 of 28 | Posted by: Kim Senntte Williams - Opelousas, LA

“My sincere condolences to the family. Coach Staples not only taught me the discipline needed to play high school basketball, he encourage me to apply...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Willie Mack Williams - Opelousas, LA

“My prayers and thoughts are with you, Genoria and family. I pray that God's grace and mercy comforts you in some way. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Regenia Leonard - Patterson, LA

“Heart felt condolences to the Staples family for their great loss. As a former teacher at PJHS I came to know Carey through Genoria. A gentle well...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: G.W. Minichiello - Spring, TX

“We are very sorry to hear of Carey Mac's passing. Our prayers and thoughts go with genoria nd family. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Buddy and Frances Van Wick - LA

“Genoria and family: I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know you will missed him so much, but he is with God , he has no more pain.. Carey Mac will...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Ann Vinson - Lake Charles, LA

“I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Kim Perry - Charenton, LA

“By far one of my favorite teachers in high school. And what a wonderful family. Sad....:( and family in my always prayers. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Lana Roberts Samuels - TX

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Coach Staples was a truly special person to me and I will never forget the years I spent learning how to be a...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: George Dewey III - Rockledge, FL

“Coach Staples was a very wise man. He will truly be missed! ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Mayor Rodney Grogan - Patterson, LA

“I am truly sorry gor the families loss!! Mr Staples was a wonderful man, father, husband and Principal!!! I can remember as a young girl seeing him...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Jamie Chadwick Delahoussaye - LA

“Class of 1972I have fond memories of Coach Staples and his beautiful wife Genoria.My prayers are with you and your family. ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Eleda Mensman Murray - Giddings, TX

“Sorry to hear about my Principal, he was a good man he loved his students... ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Leroy Gims III - Patterson, LA

“Coach Staples was the best math teacher ever! ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Connie Prevot Marsh - Broussard, LA

“So sorry for your loss may God strengthen you and your family durning your time of bereavement.My thoughts & Prayers Are With You All. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Sandra Grogan - Patterson, LA

“So sorry for your loss may God strengthen you and your family durning your time of bereavement. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Sandra Grogan - Patterson, LA

“My deepest sympathy to Mr. Carey's family. He was a really nice person ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: juanita vaughn - Moran city, LA

“So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the entire family! ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Jim Walker - Jonesboro, LA

“He was loved by all his students.. Prayers ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Sharquana Richardson - Patterson, LA

“Courtney & Family,Many thoughts and prayers are with you. With Deepest Sympathies. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Patti & Craig Nini - Berwick

“I could never thank you enough for all you did for me from 8th grade on.Rest in peace Coach. Your memory will live on in the many hearts you touched. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Mitch Yeager - MSansura, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Carey Mac rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA


Carey McBride "Mac" Staples, raised in Jackson Parish, and a 52 year resident of Patterson passed away at the age of 75 on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Carey Mac was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University receiving his BA in Education then continuing at Nicholls State University earning his Master's Degree Plus 30. Carey Mac started his teaching career at Patterson High, where he taught Math and coached Basketball and Football. Many young men he coached went on to play college ball and some even made it to play professionally. Coach Staples focused on more than just athletics; he also instilled values to last a lifetime. From there he went on to become principal at Hattie Watts Elementary and Patterson Junior High. Carey Mac inspired countless students through his many years in education and was loved by his fellow teachers and staff for his supportive and encouraging nature. Following retirement he was blessed to be able to travel the country with his wife, visiting almost every state. He loved spending time outdoors, whether cutting grass or just enjoying nature's beauty. He also enjoyed cooking for family and friends and nobody was allowed to leave without eating. His passion in life though was spending time with family and spoiling his grandchildren. His grandkids loved when Papaw picked them up from school because they knew they were going to get ice cream or some other tasty treat. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 45 years, Genoria Wilson Staples; two daughters, Courtney Staples Taylor and her husband Chad, and Lindsey Anne Staples and her fiancé Michael Miller; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Culotta, Maggie Taylor, Trever Caballero, Dylan Taylor, and Justin Taylor; three brothers, James Michael Staples and his wife Tanya, William Wayne Staples and his wife Janice, and John Timothy Staples and his wife Kelly; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carey Mims Staples; his mother, Annie B. McBride Staples; one nephew, Joshua Caine Staples; and one niece, Gena Cherae "Rae" Stinson.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Ibert's Mortuary in Patterson on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitations will resume Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson and he will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Mgsr. Richard Greene will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Chad Taylor, Michael Miller, Brad Staples, Hank Staples, Paul Wilson, Brightman Kornegay, Hank Dangerfield, and David Williamson.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.