Arthur Porche, Sr.

(Posted September 17, 2007)

Arthur Leslie Porche, Sr., a native of Houma, La., and resident of Baton Rouge, La., died Friday, September 14, 2007, at 4:58 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Daigle Porche; one son, Arthur Leslie Porche, Jr. and his wife Rhonda; three daughters, Annette Porche Thompson and her husband Charlie, Patricia Porche Penton, and Jennifer Porche Cowzer and her husband Aaron; three sister-in-laws, JoAnn Naquin Porche, Jean Daigle Lasseigne and her husband Donald, and Mary Susan Daigle Thibodaux and her husband James; six grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Thompson, Christopher and Maggie Penton, Cody Porche, and Nathan Cowzer; and close dear friends, Milton and Bell Miley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Joseph and Dorothy Dill Porche; three brothers, Louis Moore, Buddy, and Gerard Porche; one sister, Rose Marie Porche Gendron; one sister-in-law, Rita Babin Moore; one nephew Ricky Jerome Moore; paternal grandparents, Arthur Lie and Emma Porche; and maternal grandparents, Louis Matthew and Eliska Himel Dill.

Arthur was a loving Husband, Father, and Paw-Paw and is now at rest with his Heavenly Father after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Beside him throughout the entire illness was his loving wife of 47 years Elaine. He and his wife moved from Houma to Baton Rouge in 1968 where he was the General Manager of Margot, Inc./Precision Brake and Clutch for many years. He loved to sing and play with his grandchildren. He was a devout Catholic and a member of the St. Thomas Moore Choir. Arthur will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation is Wednesday, September 19, 2007, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 20, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with the funeral to follow at Resthaven Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. He will be buried in Resthaven Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

Pallbearers are Kyle and Charlie Thompson, Louis and Chris Moore, Phillip Penton, and Tony Gendron.

Honorary Pallbearers are Christopher Penton, Cody Porche, Nathan and Aaron Cowzer, Cody Porche, Kerry Moore, and James Thibodaux, Jr. and Brad Thibodaux.

The Family would like to thank the staff of St. Clare Manor and Hospice of Baton Rouge. A very special thank you to Mr. Henry, Jeremy, Alfred, Killian, and John for all their care and support over the past years, we couldn’t have done it without you.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Baton Rouge.

Resthaven Funeral Home of Baton Rouge is in charge of the arrangements.

Arthur Porche, Sr.