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Louis Acosta

January 29, 1930 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 87)

Louis Acosta, age 87 of Orange, Texas, went home to Our Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 25, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, Texas with Father Sinclair Oubre officiating.  Visitation will be in the church beginning at 8:30 AM with a rosary recitation to follow at 9:30 AM. Military Funeral Honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Dorman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lou was born in Sweetwater, Texas on January 29, 1930 to Petra Robledo Acosta and Miguel Acosta. An American with Mexican descent, Lou proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, earning several medals. Lou was a Knights of Columbus member, first at St. Mary. He and his wife Pat worked many years with their 6 children as parent volunteers for St. Mary Catholic Schools. Lou coached flag football and Pat coached volleyball.  They shared a love of faith, family and friends. In his latter years, Lou was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Lou retired from Firestone in Lake Charles and had been a welder with Livingston Shipyard, American Bridge and several other shipyards. He was a boxer in his younger years and competed in the Golden Gloves competitions. Lou enjoyed coaching several fighters for the Golden Gloves. Lou was one of the founders of the Orange Youth Boxing Association and devoted his time and talents to helping inner city youth learn self defense and to guide them by athletic discipline to become responsible adults.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Isaac Acosta of Orange, Texas and two sisters, Connie Palmer and Mary Lozano of California.

Survivors include his wife Pat Bowman Acosta of Orange, TX and one son Tony Acosta and his wife Stephanie of Orange, TX. Five daughters; Patricia Harris of Bridge City, TX, Jacqueline Hebert of Johnson Bayou, LA, Angela Honeycutt and her husband Tim of Orange, TX, Jo Anna Clark of Nederland, TX and Jennifer Chapman of Orange, TX. Five sisters; Jane Rodriguez of Hawaiian Gardens, CA, Lucy Resendez of Los Angeles, CA, Lupe Green of Costa Mesa, CA, Julia Hinman of San Bernardino, CA and Irene Tietz of Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Lou never met a stranger; he loved people and His God. We are all children of God was his mantra. Lou leaves behind eighteen grandchildren, thirty- four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild to cherish his memory.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Jacob Harris, Joey Hebert, Shawn Haley, Anthony Acosta, Dustin Denham, Derek Denham, Chris Chapman. Honorary pallbearer, Kolbe Gus. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
June 30, 2017

8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church
4320 Meeks Dr.
Orange, Texas 77632

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
June 30, 2017

9:30 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church
4320 Meeks Dr.
Orange, Texas 77632

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
June 30, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Francis Catholic Church
4320 Meeks Dr.
Orange, Texas 77632


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