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Elmer Alcock

February 16, 1924 ~ July 28, 2013

Jennings Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Verrette Sonny Alcock Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 31, 2013 at the First Baptist Church with Brother Brian Wells officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation hours at the funeral home will be on Tuesday July 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue Wednesday at the First Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until the time of service. Mr. Alcock died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05 a.m. in the Jennings American Legion Hospital. Elmer was a native of China, Louisiana, a small community near Elton, and a resident of Jennings for most of his life. He was the son the late Elmer V. Alcock Sr. and Mary Jones Alcock, and was known as Sonny to all. He was a man that served people and was dedicated to being a faithful servant and witness for Jesus Christ. Sonny touched many lives in Jennings area. He was a retired License Control Officer for Louisiana Department of Public Safety, an active member of the First Baptist Church, and served as Boy Scout Leader, Troop 67, for numerous years. More recently he served as a volunteer at the Jennings American Legion Hospital. Sonny was recognized as their first male volunteer and for his years of dedication and service. Sonny loved people and people loved Sonny. He was the one roaming the halls of the hospital spreading joy and smiles to all that would look his way. Offering to give directions and comfort to patient family members and love and compassion to those suffering. Sonny also had a passion for Bluegrass music and would travel to be with his many Bluegrass friends, they brought him great joy. Preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Alcock Broussard, his sister and Walter Alcock, his brother. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 62 year, Etta Jean Wells Alcock, Elmeretta Alcock Loughlin (sister), Catherine Olive Alcock (sister in law), all of Jennings. Gaynell Broussard Dumas of Hope, AL, Marilyn Broussard Andrus of Kerrville, TX, John Loughlin of San Antonio, TX, Robert Loughlin of Cibolo, TX and Patrick Loughlin of Onalaska, TX, Terry Freid and Tom Wells of Erving, TX, Kathy Rigsby and Diane Frazier of Alexandria, LA, Jim Wells and John Wells of Houston, TX. Mrs. Jean Alcock and the family would like to express special thanks to Tammy Louvier for her love, care and support. Extend the sincerest of gratitude to the Jennings American Legion Hospital, specifically to the ICU staff for their tender care. We also thank all the friend and family for their faithful prayers and love.

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  1. Jean: We have been praying for you and Sonny and will continue to pray for you. I have so many good memories of Sonny. When I was 20 he tested me for a driver's license. I know it was only because of his genuine goodness that I passed the test!!! He had so many funny stories! He will be missed.

  2. Dear Mrs. Alcock, On behalf of myself and the Freddie Pate Jamboree I would like to express our deepest sympathies. He and you were a "fixture" at the shows. He was always so kind and had a smile on his face. He was also a good friend with my late Dad, George Tupper. He will be truly missed. May you each find comfort from the scriptures and from each other at this sad time and on into the future. Sincerely, Peggy Tupper

  3. I always thoght of Sonny as a good man and such a good friend to all. He was an early mentor to me when I was in Boy Scouts , Troop 67. I know he will be missed by all. Doug Andrus


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