Earl Louis Simoneaux passed away on January 15, 2022 at the age of 86. He was born in Napoleonville, Louisiana on October 13, 1935 to the late Henry and Ann Simoneaux. Loving husband of Billie Ann St. Amant Simoneaux. Devoted father of Andrea (LJ) Baudouin, Earl (Gabrielle) Simoneaux, Jr., Erin (Christie) Simoneaux. Proud grandfather “Pop” of Ashley Baudouin Ostapenko (Mark), Danielle Baudouin, Jason (Kaitlyn) Baudouin, Eli Simoneaux and Sam Simoneaux and great-grandfather of Collins Ostapenko. Brother of Frank Simoneaux, Charles Simoneaux and Rose Comeaux and the late Ray Simoneaux, Sr., Henry Simoneaux, Ella Monteverde and Chester Simoneaux. Earl was also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Known by many as “Coach”, Earl was a teacher for the St. Charles Parish School System, beginning his career at Luling Elementary and retiring from Hahnville High School. During his teaching career, Earl touched many lives and made lasting friendships with his former students. One of his proudest accomplishments was coaching on the 1968 and 1972 Tigers’ state championship teams. He never missed a Hahnville game and loved cheering for the Tigers. He would also travel near and far to attend every game his grandchildren played. Earl loved fishing and camping, tinkering with lawn mowers and he could fix anything but a broken heart. He could cut a rug on the dance floor like nobody else and danced his way joyfully through life. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus 2409 and was a good and faithful servant to the Lord. Earl and Billie enjoyed traveling with the “Crusin’ Cajuns” and “Busy Bees” where they made many lasting friendships. Earl was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
A visitation was held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 234 Angus Dr, Luling. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery.
Earl was very devoted to his Catholic faith and the St. Anthony of Padua’s Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the St. Anthony’s Chapel Fund.