Emile Anthony “E. A.” Ackoury, Jr., age 88, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on November 17, 2017.
E. A. graduated from Catholic High School, UL Lafayette, and received his Master’s Degree education from LSU. E. A. was married to Carolyn Slaton from 1961 until her death in 1995.
He was a 2d Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War. E.A. was a life-long educator in the State of Louisiana, primarily in East Baton Rouge Parish, as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He retired in 1985.
E. A. was a St. Patrick Catholic Church parishioner. He was an avid golfer and a founding member of Fairwood Country Club. He enjoyed watching football, baseball, Fox News, and westerns. He was a member of the Ragin Cajuns baseball team during college at ULL. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and being involved with their activities.
E. A. is survived by his children and their spouses, Denise Ackoury, Lynne and Mark Mains, Vicki and Magoo Lieux, Trey and Lisa Ackoury, and Susan Duncan. He is also survived by his brother, Nolan H. Ackoury, Sr. His grandchildren include Dr. Morgan Mains Van Zandant and husband Joey Van Zandt, Connor Mains, Ali Ackoury, Parker Mains, Ella Grace Ackoury, and Finlee Ackoury.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Slaton Ackoury; parents, Emile Anthony Ackoury, Sr. and Adele Nolan Ackoury; sister, Marylyn Ackoury Agerton; and grandson, Slaton Anthony Ackoury.
Visitation will take place at Most Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, November 20, from 12:30 p.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00, conducted by Father Phil Spano. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Magoo Lieux, Mark Mains, Connor Mains, Parker Mains, Joey Van Zandt, Roy East, and Nolan Ackoury.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
The family of E. A. Ackoury wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Life Source Services of Baton Rouge and Golden Age Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
My sincere sympathy and prayers for E. A.’s children and families. E. A. was such a kind man, a man of worthy accomplishments, a dependable man, a man with humor, a good friend to so many, and he deeply loved his family. My thoughts are with those who loved him so.
Sylvia Garrett DugasBaton Rouge, LA
Coach Ackoury was my 9th grade football coach at Westdale Junior High, He taught me about hard work and discipline, and provided a positive role model for me during a time I had lost my father. I have fond memories of his history class, and have thought of him many times over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Steve PayneMesa, AZ
Mark and Lynne,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this time. Please let me know if I can do anything for you!
God Bless !
Lisa GrantBaton Rouge, LA
Denise and all of your family,
I just heard about your dad's passing. My heartfelt prayers and huge hugs to all of you. I know how much he meant to you and I know you will miss him terribly. Hoping that your wonderful memories of the times you spent with him will bring you comfort.
Taryn MiceliBaton Rouge, LA
My thought and prayers are with you along with my sincere condolences at the passing of E.A. "A time to every purpose under heaven."
Stephen AckouryLakewood Ranch, FL
Lynn and entire Ackoury family: I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Ackoury was a wonderful and important person in so many of our lives! To me, he was my good friend’s dad who just happened to be assistant principal! Tough on the outside but soft on the inside! Just what we all needed when we needed it! Very fortunate to have known him!
Toni LeBland GiffelIndianapolis, IN
My deepest condolences to all of you. He was definitely a solid soul with phenomenal integrity. My prayers for peace, understanding & love 😔❤
Robin Day-EastPearl, MS
Was a genuine friend, an upright and honest man. He made a difference in the lives of many who are now making a difference in the lives of others.
Larry ClantonBaton Rouge, LA
Uncle E.A. was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. He is now with Aunt Caroline and they are probably dancing and having a great time.
Wendy JonesFlorence, MS