Walter William “Billy” Van Court, Jr., age 89 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Beloved husband of Doris Barnes Van Court for 68 years. Loving father of Darlene Clair, Walter “Billy” Van Court, III, Lisa Bergeron, Lance Van Court (Ann), Lori Van Court, and the late Rory Van Court. Grandfather of Mary Clair, Katie Herbert, Danny Clair, Sean Clair, Jennifer Hazard, Troy Bergeron, Ashley Van Court, Stacey Van Court, Lance Van Court, Jr., Blake Van Court, Amy Tully; and 18 great grandchildren. Brother of Gloria Bauman and the late Dorothy Muth, Norma O’Rouke. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Van Court served his country in the United States Marine Corps, serving in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring as a 1st Sergeant after 22 years of service. After his retirement from the USMC, Mr. Van Court worked for the State of Louisiana Unemployment Office in both New Orleans and Chalmette, retiring after 20 years of service.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.