Joseph I. "Knock A Bout" Bourgeois

October 17, 1920July 3, 2018

Joseph I. “Knock A Bout” Bourgeois entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the age of 97. He was married to his late and loving wife Marie Louise Landeche Bourgeois for 61 years. He is survived by sons: Joseph I. Jr. (Linda), Carl (Jan), Deryle (Jessica), Keith (Pam), Terry (Barbara), Wayne (Charlotte), and David Bourgeois (Shana); daughters: Linda Boudreaux (Gerald), Elaine Tallman (Paul), Debbie Page (Mike), and Sharon Metrejean (Duffy); also 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents: Solend Bourgeois and Marie Julie Hotard Bourgeois; one brother Lester Bourgeois and two sisters: Hazel Madere and Mildred Boudoin. Besides dancing, “Knock” loved his cows, chickens and especially his garden, which he worked until the very end. He worked at Shell for 37 years until his retirement, served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII, and was a longtime member of the American Legion. The family would like to thank Egan Hospice for their care and compassion during this time. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Luling, LA on Saturday, July 7, 2018 beginning at 9 AM, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM with interment to follow at St. Charles Mausoleum in Luling. An online guestbook is available to sign at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018

Joseph I. "Knock A Bout" Bourgeois

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Chief Richard Bordner

July 8, 2018

While I didn't know Mr. Joseph personally, as a fellow legionnaire I can only wish him "Fair Winds and Following Seas" as he has passed to the Supreme Commander. Chief Richard Bordner, US Navy (Retired), and 2nd Vice Commander American Legion Post 131, St. Charles Parish (Luling) Louisiana

g c

July 7, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Greer Roberts

July 6, 2018

Having lived across the street from Mr. Knock my entire life, I am lost for words to best remember him. From childhood to adulthood, there was one thing you could be certain of which was when you turned that corner, Mr. Knock would be sitting outside. Maybe on the swing, or maybe on his chair, but he was our Milling Street security. He was always a wealth of information regardless of the question that you asked. He was an extended part of our family, and we all cherish the time that we were able to spend with him. We will miss you, and love you always.

Greer Roberts & Family

Don Madere

July 5, 2018

An extreamly good man who lived a long and good life, you will be missed uncle!! No doubt you rest in heaven. Watch over us. Love Don M.