Harry Robert Rivault Jr.
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Harry Robert Rivault, Jr, native of Port Allen, passed away peacefully at his home in Brusly, LA on Friday, June 26. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, Jean Galjour Rivault; five children, Michael Rivault and wife Deborah, Kristi Allen, Leigh Donahue, Austin Rivault and Cole Rivault; eight grandchildren, Hayes Rivault and wife Elizabeth, Miles Rivault, Alyse Rivault, Ryleigh Allen, Beau Allen, Emerson Allen, Abby Donohue and Ella Donahue; a brother, Randall Scott Rivault and wife Rita Rivault; sister, Debra Bennett and husband John Bennett; two aunts, Gloria Wilbert and Myrle Ostregen; his stepfather, Coley Hill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Tircuit Hill and Harry Robert Rivault, Sr. Robert was a teacher most of his life in schools at various levels – affectionately remembered as "Coach Rivault." He was a NCAA collegiate basketball and high school official for over 50 years. He was an extraordinary and prolific athlete for most of his life. He played baseball for LSU and at times in his life played football, basketball, softball, and golf. He was a great golfer who loved to play often and played as a proud member of West Side Golf Club. He also enjoyed snow skiing and travelling. An avid outdoorsman, he never missed the chance to hunt or fish – especially duck hunting and fishing in Grand Isle. He loved being with others and spending time telling stories and enjoying a good laugh. He will be dearly missed. Visiting will be at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 10am until Rite of Christian Burial at 12pm, conducted by Deacon Bob McDonner. Please share memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 27 to Jun. 30, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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30
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10:00 - 12:00 PM
JUN
30
Mass of Christian Burial
12:00 PM
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November 5, 2020
So sorry to just hear about Mr. Robert. Condolences to his family and friends! He played fastpitch softball with my Dad, and as kids, we always looked forward to hearing his funny stories! During an out of town softball tournament, he taught my brothers and I how to swim. Years later, he was my neighbor. I lost touch with him when he moved. He was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace!
Sharon Brouillette
July 6, 2020
Robert was a classmate of mine at Port Allen High. I'll remember him as being so outgoing and friendly.
My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time.
SANDY HILL
Classmate
June 30, 2020
My best memory of Robert was when I was at Coley and Aunt Evelyn's house one summer morning when Robert came over. He had his driver's ed students practice "driving over the bridge" so that he could stop by his mom's to get something to eat...they were waiting in the car.
Annette Landry
June 29, 2020
Soo sorry to hear this i would always see him in walmart he was a nice man. he coached my youngest brother years ago in baker
Tiffany
Friend
June 29, 2020
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Raphael Barron
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June 29, 2020
Good friend during high school years. Played ball for his dad with him. Will be missed RIP my friend
Dub Noel
Classmate
June 28, 2020
Fondest memories of him being one of my little league baseball coaches. Was a great coach who knew the game well. RIP Coach.
Wiggle Doiron
Friend
June 28, 2020
I remember Coach Rivault from Jr. High School in the 70s. I saw him a few years later maybe 80s or 90s and he had that same smile on his face . Everyone in school loved Coach Rivault . Prayers for his Family.
Terri Reese
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June 27, 2020
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Ann Ryland
June 27, 2020
Robert will surely be missed.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Keith Hill
Acquaintance
June 27, 2020
Ree, we are going to miss You my friend. The many years we spent together playing fast pitch softball and being next door neighbors for a bunch of those years. The world is a sadder place without You my friend. RIP Ree.
Skipper Rawls
Friend
June 27, 2020
The entire staff at Wilbert Funeral Service expresses our sincere condolences. May your heart soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together as you celebrate a life well lived!
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