Roy ‘Pop’ Prosperie

Published 11:41 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016

Roy ‘Pop’ Prosperie, 89, passed away peacefully at home in Port Arthur on November 25, 2016.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lucy Prosperie, his brothers, Frank, Johnny, AJ, Paul and sister Dorothy Chapman.

Roy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rita Ann Prosperie. Lovingly remembered by his eight children, Diane Kennedy and husband Richard; Jane Hicks and husband Larry; Roy Prosperie Jr and wife Cathy; Joey Prosperie and wife Debbie; Robert Prosperie and wife Lettie; Brenda Soileau and husband Charlie; Danny Prosperie and wife Julie; Connie McNeer and husband Mike. Survivors include sixty-eight grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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As a young man, ‘Pop’ found the love of his life, Rita Hotard, and they were married in 1950. His other love was baseball. Pop’s passion for the game was passed on through years of coaching with the ‘Groves American Pony League’ where a field was named in his honor.  He was chosen “Home Town Hero” by Channel 6 News for his coaching and involvement with hundreds of players in the community. Dozens of trophies proudly display his success.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30am Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Grammier Oberle Funeral Home.  The funeral service is scheduled for 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church, with the interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park.