Solly Marvin “Jack Rabbit” Robisheaux Sr., 89, a resident of Morgan City passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Patterson Healthcare Center.
Jack was born on November 19, 1927 in Berwick the son of Solomon and Goldie Gilmore Robisheaux.
Jack grew up in Berwick and moved to Morgan City shortly after his marriage to June Bonner, who preceded him in death. Jack was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After retiring he worked for the church as a maintenance man. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1373 and he also taught CCD classes. He was a boat captain for Tidex for many years and was also co-owner of Roland’s Auto and Starter Repair in Morgan City. He was a born outdoorsman and spent his youth down the bayou hunting and fishing. As a man, bass fishing became his passion. He was famous locally and nationwide for his hand made crank baits, “The Jack Rabbit”. He will be posthumously be awarded as The Honorary Member of the Year by the National Fishing Lures Collectors Club.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three children, Beth Holley and husband Jerry Randy, Bridgette Basas and David Robisheaux and wife Donna; one daughter in law, Patricia Robisheaux; six grandchildren, Melissa Rowlands and husband Chris, Rachel Lewis and husband Damondrick and Rachel’s mother Jean Bagwell, Trent Basas and girlfriend Stephanie Garner, Robert Muirhead, Alair Basas Gaudet and husband Bryan, Bryce Robisheaux and wife Erin; eight great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother, Bryan Robisheaux and wife Bonnie; niece, Diane and nephew, Wayne.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Goldie Gilmore Robisheaux; his wife of 67 years, June Bonner Robisheaux; one daughter, Mary Hill; three sons, Garland Robisheaux, Neal Robisheaux, Solly Robisheaux Jr.; two grandsons, Brian Robisheaux and Marcus Phelps.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Wilfredo Decal officiating. A wake will be held from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time, and following Mass Jack will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.