Many lives were lost during the Russia-Ukraine war 2022, and among those lost souls was the New York Times contributor Brent Renaud. He reportedly “paid with his life for attempting to expose the insidiousness, cruelty, and ruthlessness of the aggressor.”
His death was certainly a tragic one. But this was more than just a tragedy to his parents Louis Renaud and Georgann Freasier. While the world lost a brilliant journalist, they’d lost a son!
Who Are Brent Renaud Parents?
Brent Renaud’s parents are Louis Renaud and Georgann Freasier.
Their dear son, Brent was shot dead in Ukraine by Russian soldiers, while crossing one of the first bridges in Irpin. They were planning to film other refugees leaving that day. But unfortunately, as soon as they crossed a checkpoint, the Russians open fire at them.
According to U.S. journalist Juan Arredondo — who was with Brent and also got shot — they kept shooting even though the driver turned around. Also, he was the one who saw Brent “being shot in the neck.”
While the world was riled up about losing an award-winning American journalist, Brent’s parents had yet to speak on the matter.
Meet Louis Renaud, Brent Renaud Dad
Brent Renaud was survived by his dad, Louis Renaud.
Here’s everything you need to know about Brent’s dad:
Louis Renaud Age
Louis Renaud was 81 years of age when he lost his son in March 2022.
He and Brent shared that same birthday month i.e October.
Louis Renaud Job
Louis was a salesman by profession.
As of 2022, he had been the president of LR Associates for over 41 years. The LR manufacturing representative company sold for consumers products manufactures, accounts sold Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Home Depoe, C-Stores, Grocery Wholesale.
Also, Louis has owned and founded a ceiling fan accessories company and a telemarketing company.
Before that, he was the distinct manager of Ray-O-Vac Batteries from March 1971 to May 1984 — for over 13 years.
Louis even took a job in sales at Uniroyal Industrial Clothing from May 1963 to September 1970 — for seven and half years.
As for his education, Louis reportedly has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Vincents Grade School, St Marys High School, and a BS degree with a marketing major/ psychology minor from Southeast Missouri State Univerity (1963 – 1967).
Reportedly, Louis worked his way through college and paid all his expenses.
Is Louis Renaud On Facebook?
No, Louis wasn’t on Facebook or any other social media.
Some of Louis’s family and relatives include — Tammy Renaud Blackford (Bunge North America employee) and Nan Renaud (Jazz Vocalist/Watercolorist).
Meet Georgann Freasier, Brent Renaud Mom
Moving on to his other parent, Brent Renaud was born to his mom, Georgann Freasier.
To learn more about Georgann, continue scrolling!
Georgann Freasier Age
Georgann Freasier was 81 years of age as of 2022. The same as Brent’s dad.
She celebrates her birthday in August.
Also, this means she was 30 when she had Brent.
Georgann Freasier Job
Georgann Freasier was a social worker.
A kind soul, Georgann made it her job to counsel adults and adolescents on substance abuse. She was also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Professional working for DOT.
As for her education, she graduated from Central High, Cape Girardeau, MO in 1960 and immediately joined Southeast Missouri State University for her bachelor’s degree. Later, she then went on to get her master’s of social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Is Georgann Freasier On Facebook?
Yes, find her on Facebook @georgann.freasier. However, Georgann thinks that her FB account might have been hacked.
Also, here’s her Pinterest @georgannfreasie.
Are Brent Renaud Parents Still Married?
Yes, as of 2022, Brent Renaud’s parents were still married.
Where Do Brent Renaud Parents Live?
They lived in Little Rock, Arkansas at the time they lost their son.
How Many Kids Do Brent Renaud Parents Have?
Brent Renaud’s parents, Louis Renaud and Georgann Freasier share at least three kids — Brent, Craig, and Michele Renaud Purifoy.
Their other son, Craig is a filmmaker by profession. He’s worked in the entertainment industry for over 2 decades and has produced several films and television programs with his brother Brent.
The Renaud Brothers were best known for sharing humanistic stories from the World’s hot spots and their projects have also covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti, political turmoil in Egypt and Libya, the fight for Mosul, and many more. Together, they even a Peabody Award for Last Chance High, an HBO series about a school for at-risk youth on Chicago’s West Side.
However, this time, Craig didn’t accompany Brent to Ukraine.
As of 2022, Craig works from 501 Film LLC. Also, this University of Oregon anthropology bachelor’s graduate is the founder of the Little Rock Film Festival that was still operative at the time of writing this article.
Also, Craig was married to the producer Mami Kuwano (born: September 21, 1973). She is a George Mason University, M. Ed in Special Education student, who produced the documentary Papa (2002) and Independent Lens (2005).
Craig and Mami share a son named Taiyo.