Howard Joseph Bourg
Howard Joseph Bourg, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at PAM Specialty Hospital, in Covington, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the age of 77. He was born on Sunday, November 22, 1942, in Napoleonville, Louisiana, son of the late Howard J. Bourg, Sr. and Evelyn Blanchard Bourg.
Howard, "the one and only HJB" or "the Legend" as some have called him was a man full of life. He loved playing golf, fishing, driving, and eating, especially a good hamburger. He did everything to the extreme whether it was with his boats, horses, or even his golf carts. He served in the US Navy during Vietnam and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponchatoula. He was dedicated and well loved member of Harry McKneely & Son's staff, serving our community since 2006. Howard's request was that everyone come dressed in bright colors and "looking sharp" to celebrate his life, not to mourn his passing.
Howard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jaynelle Alonzo Bourg, daughter & son-in-law, Shelley B. and Tommy Summers, son & daughter-in-law, Telly and Melissa Bourg, grandchildren, Mallorie Mire, Kallyn Summers, Briley Summers, Farrah Freeman, Greyson Bourg, Mia Bourg, Kylie Bourg, T. J. Summers, and Karley Alford; 4 great-grandchildren, and his fur-buddy Chance.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Camille and Charles Bourg.
Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
A Celebration of life service will be held in Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday at 7:00 pm, with Deacon Nat Garofalo officiating.
The family request live plants or donations be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.