202020212022ObituariesRodger Neil Aucoin, Sr.

May 21, 2022by SealeUser12

August 23, 1946 ~ May 15, 2022

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor and friend passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary, Louisiana.  He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 23, 1946, and was a resident of Jackson, Louisiana.  He was 75 years old.

Rodger was a graduate of Glen Oaks High School, class of 1964.  He received a football scholarship (football jersey #75) to East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma and continued his education, earning a bachelor degree in psychology and sociology.  Rodger was the warden of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in his early career, and later served as the director of Juvenile Services.  He spent his life as a devoted East Baton Rouge Parish public servant until he retired in 2005.

Rodger is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo Ann Andre Aucoin of Jackson, Louisiana; his children, Rodger Neil Aucoin, Jr. of Central, Louisiana , Amy Jo Aucoin Smith of Central, Louisiana, and Wesley Aucoin (Marlene) of Central, Louisiana.  Grandchildren; Cody Neil Aucoin, Kaleigh Jo Smith, Tanner Ryan Aucoin, Hope Rene’ Aucoin, Jace Joseph Aucoin, Anna Grace Aucoin, and Alec Alberto Aucoin; sister Terri Lynn Aucoin Warner; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his Godson, Brian Binkley.

Preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Wilma Aucoin, brother, Richard Theodore Aucoin, daughter in law, April Rene’ Aucoin, granddaughter, Abby Lee Aucoin, and niece, Michelle Lee Marchiafava.

Rodger was an avid hunter and fisherman and went every chance that he had.   His “happy place” was his fishing camp at Toledo Bend that he had for over 50 years.  He was also a huge LSU sports fan.  He enjoyed watching football, baseball, and women’s softball.  He also had a passion for reading.

Rodger was a devoted family man.  He loved spending time with his beloved wife, Jo Ann.  They enjoyed vacationing when they were younger, spending time at their camp fishing, salt water fishing, watching Hallmark movies, and spending time with family and friends.  He enjoyed spending time with his children fishing, family gatherings, and just hanging out.  He never missed any activities that his children or grandchildren were involved in.  You always had a cheerleader in Paw Paw!  He was a devoted brother to Richard and Terri Lynn and would always be there to lend a hand when needed.  He had a special love for his baby sister, Terri.  He was a loyal friend and would drop anything to help out.  Jimmy and Donald Yelverton have been his two best friends for over 60 years.  Everyone that knew him knew what a prankster he was.  He was always making people laugh.  He was a great man and will be missed by all!

Two of his greatest loves were his beloved dogs, Kenai and Koda.  They loved fishing with him and followed him around wherever he went.


A special thanks to his new neighbors, Drew and De’Anne Walock, whom were so helpful to him, and their beautiful daughters, Harper and Masyn, who put a smile on Paw Paws face.

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons; Cody Aucoin, Tanner Aucoin, Jace Aucoin, and Alec Aucoin; nephews, Richard Charles Aucoin, Walter Todd Aucoin, and Adam Thompson; and his best friends Jimmy Yelverton and Donald Yelverton.

Visitation will be held at Blackwater Methodist Church (10000 Blackwater Road, Baker, Louisiana) on Thursday, May 26th, 2022, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm.

We want to thank Lane Memorial ER nurse Jenelle, Cath Lab nurses, and ICU nurses who attended to his every need. Special thanks to James Pierce, Sydney, Laura, Tyler, Dr. Nayan Agarwal, Dr. Deepak Thekkoot, and especially Dr. Charles Thompson of the Cath lab. A special thank you to the ICU nurses Brandon, Nedre, Tara, Christin, Madison, and Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Abby’s Angel Closet, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Youth Program at http://www.lawff.org/tribute-donations, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=7519397&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.












  • Janice Porter Jones

    May 26, 2022 at 1:55 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss . Y’all have been family to me through my bestie sister Terri since the ‘70’s! Always felt like family when I was around.
    Praying for all of you strength and understanding as you continue through these days that follow! GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:50 am

      Thank you so much Janice!❤️


  • Sue Toler

    May 25, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    I ‘m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed being around Roger. I first met y’all when you were next door neighbors of Jack and Sheila,then got reconnected when I was a volunteer for MS and Roger worked for Bingo Enforcement.


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:52 am

      Thank you so much Sue!❤️


  • Pat Gill

    May 24, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    You all have been continuously in my thoughts and prayers. Rodger will be forever missed by all who were blessed to have known him.


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:53 am

      Thank you so much Pat!❤️


  • Joanie Stewart Adduci

    May 24, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    JoAnn, I am so sorry about your lose of Rodger. My brother Mike also died on Sunday. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:49 am

      Thank you so much Joanie! I’m so sorry to hear about your brother Mike! Sending my hugs and love to you!


  • Susan Stilley

    May 22, 2022 at 3:28 am

    He has been a part of my life since I was three. He was a funny man and good neighbor. He will be missed. I feel like the Aucoins are family. Prayers for you all. He and Mr. Jack are firing up the crawfish boil in Heaven right now!


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:54 am

      Thank you so much Susan!❤️


  • Joe & Brian Binkley

    May 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Condolences to the Aucoin Family. Especially to JoAnn, Amy Jo, Roger, and Wesley. I know how hard this is on your family and we are praying for you. Joe and Brian Binkley’


    • Jo Ann Aucoin

      May 28, 2022 at 2:55 am

      Thank you so much Joe!❤️


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