Darren Wayne Tassin, passed away on December 5, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and wisdom. Born on July 7, 1967, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Darren's vibrant personality and warm-hearted nature touched the lives of many.
From an early age, Darren delighted those around him with his goofy antics and constant jokes. He had a knack for making people smile and laugh, always finding ways to brighten even the dullest of days. To him, everyone was a knucklehead (lovingly so). Darren had an uncanny ability to share and teach life lessons with anyone who would lend an ear. He possessed a wealth of knowledge and experiences that he generously shared with others. His unique perspective on life was cherished by his friends and family alike.
Darren had several hobbies and interests that brought him immense joy. His number one passion in life was his love for riding and repairing motorcycles. The thrill of the open road coupled with his mechanical prowess allowed him to embrace a sense of freedom that only bikers can truly understand. He had a candied purple bike that he wanted to engrave with “Super Fast, Super Clean, Super Smooth”. He adored that bike, and he always said that riding it was the best therapy. He was known as Mr. Fix It, because he loved tinkering with his bikes and everything else. He wanted to know what made things work, and how to fix them when they stopped. Darren took pleasure in creating delicious gumbos, mac and cheese, and char-grilled oysters, which he shucked himself, to share with his family, neighbors, and friends. In addition to his culinary and motorcycle endeavors, Darren spent many years as a DJ, spinning tunes that had people dancing and celebrating. He was also a saved man, with a strong faith and love for God.
Darren is preceded in death by his parents, Lester “Les” Tassin and Barbara Tassin and his “Mawmaw B”, Letsie B. Tassin.
Darren is survived by his soulmate, “my angel”, Rachelle Guidry. Darren also leaves behind two daughters, Darian Legier and Madelene Messina. He is further survived by his brother Mike Tassin and sister-in-law Angie Tassin; grandson Branden Clay Jr.; granddaughter Malaysia Thomas; nephew Chase Tassin and wife Madison Tassin; niece Kaylee Venable and husband Jacob Venable; his best friend Russell Lingenfelter; his cousins, Debbie Grimm and Toni Lorio; and his faithful chocolate lab, Tee.
The family would like to give special thanks to the loving care provided by the staff of Hospice of Baton Rouge, most notably Chrissy, Lisa, Meredith, and their chaplain Todd.
A graveside service will be held on December 9, 2023, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana starting at 10:00 AM. Pastor Raymond Authement of Miracle Place Church will be officiating Darren's funeral service.