Arthur "Artie" Paul Fillastre Jr., a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away in his home on Monday, March 11, at the age of 69. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd. Wednesday March 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., and will continue Thursday March 14, 9:00am until religious service follows at 11:00 a.m. The service at the funeral home chapel will be celebrated by Rev. Ken Carroll of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Gardens of Memory. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Beasley Fillastre of Baton Rouge; four sons, Arthur Paul Fillastre IV, Christophé Nöel Fillastre and wife, Robyn Stafford Fillastre, Doyle Sean Fillastre and wife, Michele DeWolf Fillastre, André Frédéric Fillastre & fiance' Emily E. Elliott, all of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Christophé "C.J." N. Fillastre Jr., Cherie N. Fillastre, Chance D. Fillastre, Kaelin J. Fillastre, and Alannah M. Fillastre; all of Baton Rouge. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Paul Fillastre, Sr.; mother, Mae Bowen Fillastre Joffrion; sister, Ella Mae "Pat" Fillastre Taylor and her husband, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Roy Taylor Jr., grandchildren, Donna G. and Sean I. Fillastre. Artie was known as "Big Artie" to friends and family, was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was in the first graduating class of Broadmoor High School, and a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University
. He was a brilliant engineer and held professional engineering licenses in mechanical, environmental, and control systems for nearly thirty years. He loved taking vacations to Disney World with family, classic cars, glass etching, and watching LSU football. Pallbearers are Fred Wayne Beasley, Danny Schaneville, Colonel Dwayne LaHaye, Harvey "Buddy" Fields, Christophe Noel Fillastre Jr., and Chance DeWolf Fillastre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center of Baton Rouge at 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.