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Greenoaks Funeral Home & Greenoaks Memorial Park

9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

OBITUARIO

Jack O'Neill

6 agosto , 19386 noviembre , 2019
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The Heavenly choir's tenor section received a boost…and its golf team a ringer… with the addition of John Joseph "Jack" O'Neill, III, on November 6, 2019. The longtime owner/operator of O'Neill's Music House slipped into a peaceful slumber amidst several days of loving moments surrounded by family. Jack had received an unfair share of talent. A scratch golfer into his seventies, he first won the Baton Rouge men's golf City Championship at age 16. He went on to lead LSU's golf team to many victories as the go-to putter in a pinch…but his other talent, that of singing, won him over when it came time to choose a career. Jack was an accomplished singer, performing in many operas across the country and was personally chosen by the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale to be the tenor soloist at his Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. Jack and the love of his life, Jo E., eventually left the bright lights of New York and returned home with their three children to Baton Rouge, where Jack would join his father at O'Neill's Music House. Jack never stopped singing, performing for a multitude of weddings, funerals and church services. He was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club and entertained at many Pancake Days with his rendition of "The Pancake Song". Jack had a lifetime of serving the Lord and was known for his generosity of spirit and giving, often conducting impromptu prayer/counseling sessions in his office. He joined his parents, J. Catherine (Rule) O'Neill and Jack O'Neill, Jr., in the Lord's embrace. He is survived by his son Raph and his wife, Peggy, his daughter Julie, and his daughter, Laurie, and her husband Brendan Linehan, his former wife, Jo E. (Ragusa) O'Neill, and by his sister, Patricia O'Neill. Also surviving him are many beloved cousins in Florida, Texas and Alabama. He also leaves 10 precious grandchildren, Audrey, Emily and Ryan Lemoine, Grace and Griffin O'Neill, Garrett and Samantha Gregory, and Marston, Maxwell and Liam Linehan. His pallbearers will be his 3 nephews, Pete, Ricky and Stephen Goff, 2 grandsons, Ryan Lemoine and Griffin O'Neill, and longtime friend Greg Boles. Honorary pallbearers will be 2 brothers-in-law Brigham and Don Ragusa. The family wishes to express its heartfelt appreciation to Denise and the entire staff at The Haven Assisted Living facility and to Carrie and the wonderful nurses of Carepass Medical for taking such good care of him the last three years of his life. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Audubon Home Health and Audubon Hospice for so lovingly and compassionately attending to Jack's final days. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Visitation will resume on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 9 to 10 a.m. with a Funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at: www.dignitymemorial.com

Servicios

  • Visitation jueves, 14 noviembre , 2019
  • Visitation viernes, 15 noviembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service viernes, 15 noviembre , 2019

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Günes Baris

11 diciembre , 2019

I met Jack and his wife 1970 in New York. We were both working for same company. We were both living in Staten Island. His wife delivered a Baby. We visited them in hospital. I think it was 3th baby. They wanted 4.
We listened him in church singing.
Ten years later I was again in New York. I called him in Baton Rouge. He recognized my voice right away.
Around 1990 on the train from Ostende to Cologne came a young couple in the my room. We talked. They were from Baton Rouge. I asked him. They:"Oh! Mr. Jack O'Neil. We know him good.
Rest in peace Jack.
Guenes Baris. Bonn Germany

Marilyn Braymer

15 noviembre , 2019

Today I say goodbye to that smiling, happy guy, Jack O'Neill. I will always remember him with a song in his heart and ready to sing. What a music talent he had and shared with us these many years. He and the O'Neill family were always so supportive and generous with all us piano teachers and we are forever grateful. We will miss his ray of sunshine.~~Marilyn Braymer

Stephen Hutter

11 noviembre , 2019

Jack was a pretty important part of my life for a buncha years.
I worked at O'Neills in sales and later as a piano tuner.
Jack was always one of the kindest people I have ever known .... truly thinking of others before himself.

And yes, a great golfer .... I don't play golf but out back behind the old O'Neills music, I would point at stuff and he'd hit it first time.
"Jack ... hit that sign over there " ... bang!
"how about in the window of our truck?" .... bang!

One of the most memorable people of my life ..... sorry he's gone but that's one guy who's definitely walking with the angels.

Shelby Bergeron

8 noviembre , 2019

Mr. Jack was one of the best bosses I ever had the pleasure working for. He always had a kind or encouraging word for me. Working at O'neil's Music and along side Mr. Jack taught me so much that has helped me in my career, being a business owner, and in my personal life.
I was blessed to call him a friend as well as a boss. My love & prayers are with Raph, Laurie. Julie, & the rest of the family.

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Grampy and Ryan

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O’Neill day at 1st Presbyterian

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Grampy and Ryan

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O’Neill day at 1st Presbyterian

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Marston, Maxwell & Liam with Grampy at the Haven’s annual Easter Egg hunt

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Audrey and Emily with Grampy

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Grampy holding his first grand baby, Audrey

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