Earl James Roy (1937 - 2019)

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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes Downtown
825 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
70802
(225)-383-6831
Obituary

Earl passed away on January 9, 2019 and was reunited with his wife and love of his life, Joyce. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home at 825 Government Street on Monday, January 14th from 4 pm until 7 pm. On Tuesday, January 15, visitation will be held at St. George Catholic Church on Siegen Lane from 9:30 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery. Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Earl was born September 21, 1937 in Marksville, Louisiana to Olin J. Roy and Hazel Bordelon Roy. He attended Marksville High School where he met his future wife, Joyce Brouillette. While studying at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he and Joyce married in November of 1958. After graduating, he entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant Commissioned Officer at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He served as a Fire Direction Officer with the First Howitzer Battalion - 3rd Artillery - Second Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. As a First Lieutenant he served our country in the Army Reserve until 1969 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. In 1963 he began his long career with State Farm Insurance Company and moved his family from Lafayette to Baton Rouge after his promotion to Claims Superintendent. After his retirement in 1997, Earl and Joyce traveled the United States and built a camp, "The Roost," in Pecan Island, where Earl pursued his lifelong passion of duck hunting. He shared his passion with his sons, grandsons and close friends for many years. Earl enjoyed fishing with his daughter Kelly, golf and LSU sports. Earl is survived by his children, Kelly Roy of Ogden, Utah; Jeff Roy and wife Odette (Detsie) Collett Roy of Lafayette and their sons, Jeffrey Roy Jr. and Thomas Roy; Brooks Roy and his wife Marihelen E. Roy of Fort Mills, South Carolina and their son Brian Skiba. Earl's two sisters are Elaine Roy Armand of Echo, Louisiana and Dale Roy Ogden of Baton Rouge. Earl is also survived by many wonderful brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephew whom he loved very much. Earl was preceded in death by wife Joyce Brouillette Roy in 2016 and his parents. Pallbearers are Jeff Roy, Brooks Roy, Jeffrey Roy Jr., Thomas Roy, Blair Many and Eric White. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Brouillette, Tim Many, William Ogden and Gordie White. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to or the .
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2019
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