William E. "Willie" Foght Sr.
July 16, 1933 – August 6, 2019
William E. "Willie" Foght Sr. passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Slidell, LA at the age of 86. Beloved husband of the late Anita Paredes Foght for 52 years. Loving father of Laurie F. Turner (Carey) and the late William “Billy” Foght Jr. Son of the late Charles Foght Jr. and Stella Barkemeyer Foght. Brother of Jewel Moreau, Donald Foght and the late Charles Foght III, Floyd Foght and Alvin “Wimpy” Foght. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth (Michael), Victoria (Robert) and Casey. Great grandfather of Logan, Anna, Lillian, Caitlin, Alivia, Adam, Luke, Avery and Ben. Also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Willie was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish before settling in Hammond, LA. He was a US Army Veteran and proud to be a retired New Orleans Fire Fighter with over 30 years of dedicated service. He was also a member of Local No. 632 International Association of Fire Fighters. Willie loved all sports but his top choices were baseball, golf and fishing. He coached baseball for many years at Borgnemouth Park earning the name Coach Willie. In his later life, he truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren frequently taking them on excursions to the Audubon Zoo. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all of those whose lives he touched. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 PM. He will be laid to rest with military honors in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Hospice Foundation of the South, 141 Pleasant Dr., Slidell, LA 70460 or St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice 715 W. 11th Street. Covington, LA 70433.
- Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019