Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


John Louis Savoy Sr.

October 28, 1928March 12, 2020

John Louis Savoy, Sr. passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his residence at the age of 91. A native and resident of St. Amant, LA, born October 28, 1928 to Frozine Mary Bourgeois Savoy and Joseph Elphage Savoy, Sr. John retired from LA Department of Highways Materials Lab after 30 years of service. Still being a young man, he began a new career at the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office beginning as a baliff and then drove the escort unit. Always the hard worker, John loved working outside, riding one of his tractors, tending to his garden or just fixing whatever needed fixing that day. He enjoyed taking care of the animals, especially his long time milk cow “Red”. John enjoyed spending time with family and friends cooking jambalaya and going on many camping trips. John is survived by six children, John L. Savoy, Jr., Laura Gayle Chapman, Susan Feazel, Rebecca Tambling and Dwayne, D-D Mitchell and Andy and Barbara Dean and Ronnie; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Laura Fontenot Savoy; daughter, Sharon “Sister” Savoy; grandson, Jarred John Feazel; parents, Frozine and Joseph Elphage Savoy Sr.; brother, Joseph E. Savoy; sister, Mary Agnes Savoy Garrett and sons-in-law, Mark Delaune and William “Billy” Feazel. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 9AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales (www.oursofh.com) in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 17, 2020


John Louis Savoy Sr.

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Michele Whitaker

March 15, 2020

For our Paw Paw, his wife and family was his world. My favorite memories of him are being a kid and eating ice cream out of coffee cups with him, listening to him tell stories about when he was in the navy or that one time he got to be in a movie, watching him dote over my children, especially my son, "his buddy" and insist that he take him outside (because, ya know, that's where boys belong), even the time he told me "next time you make red beans, put less sausage and more onions", but most especially the way he loved and cared for our grandmother. They were a true testament to lifetime love, and now they are together again. We will always carry your family values in our hearts Paw Paw.

Courtney Chapman Danehower

March 14, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of our paw paw. From begging him to drive us around in his police cruiser to spending the night with all the cousins and dipping our toast bread in our special coffee milk he made for us. My most favorite memory is watching maw maw and paw paw dance until they dropped at their 40th and 60th wedding anniversaries. They never let a good dance pass them by and they danced at may of their grandchildren’s weddings as well. His love for our maw maw was beautiful. I am so happy they are together again, I bet they are dancing now with each other and all of our other family members taken from us too soon.