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John "Johnnie" "J.E."  Erwin Rae, Sr.

John "Johnnie" "J.E." Erwin Rae, Sr.
  • August 16, 1930 - May 23, 2017
  • Hammond, Louisiana

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“Johnnie was a fine man who had a tremendous influence on me. I will always treasure the memories I have of him. His sense of humor made working with...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: JULIE HINES - ROGERS, AR - friend

“J. E. was a friend and mentor with his involvement and love of Oak Knoll Country Club and its parent, Hammond Golf. Through his years of leadership...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carl Schneider - Hammond, LA

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Kitty. We remember all he did for Oak Knoll Country Club. He will be missed. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jim & Margo Delaughter - FL

“My condolences on your loss. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA

“Michelle, Your family is in our prayers. Love your PAMILY.Even though I can not attend the services, I will be there with you in spirit. Remember...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Major - LA - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“He will be missed ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ashley Hillebrand - Tickfaw, LA

“I have fond memories of visiting in the Rae home during the 60's as one of Cheryl's best friends. He was always such a jokester with us young girls....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Girard/ Bruce - Loranger, LA

John "Johnnie" "J.E." Erwin Rae, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 surrounded by his family in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 86. He was born on Saturday, August 16, 1930 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Verlie Nichols Rae and the late Alex Rae. He was a lifelong resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

John "Johnnie" "J.E." is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Katherine "Kitty" Wright Rae; daughter, Cheryl Rae; son, John Rae, Jr. and his wife Debbie; grandchildren, Michelle Downey Tureau and her husband Charles, Milessa Rae Terry, Carlton Downey and his wife Kim, Melody Steib and her husband Craig, Brandi McGee and her husband Aaron, Kate Rae, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Rae; mother, Verlie Nichols Rae; and sister Mary Mae Hughes.

Relatives are invited to attend visitation at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 100 W. Church Street, Hammond, LA 70401 on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 1:00 pm until the funeral service at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, John requests that donations be made to the Grace Memorial Episcopal Foundation, 100 W. Church Street, Hammond, LA 70401.

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