Ory G. Poret passed away on April 25, 2014 at the age of 95. He was a native of Avoyelles Parish and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street Monday April 28th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at 8:00 pm. Visitations will resume at St. Aloysius Church on Tuesday April 29th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11: am conducted by Father Than Vu and interment in Green Oaks Memorial Park. Survived by a brother, Dr. Harris Poret of Cottonport; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Sarah Becker Poret; a son, John Garrett Poret; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Elvera) Saucier; two brothers, Dr. Harvey Poret and Curley Poret; his parents Sarah Ardoin and Lionel Poret. Pall Bearers will be Yves Poret, Clay Roby, Greg Poret, Keith Poret, Tim Saucier and David Saucier. Honorary pall bearers will be all other nieces and nephews. He was a decorated veteran of World War II and a graduate of ULL in Lafayette. He was a 40 year state career employee having retired as Director of the State Land Office in 1980. Active in civic and veteran affairs, he served as local and State Commander of both the Disabled Veterans and American Veterans of World War II (AMVETS). He was a charter member and first state president of Louisiana Chapter 43, American Right of Way Association; past Board President of La Capital Credit Union; past Chairman of the Old State Capitol Memorial Commission; a commissioner for the city of Baton Rouge Capitol Region Planning Commission; past President of the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Historic Magnolia Cemetery; and past president of the General Philemon Thomas Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. He was a board member of the following organizations: The Louisiana Genealogical Society, Mid-City Historical Cemeteries Coalition, Le Comie des Archives de la Louisiane and Foundation for Historical Louisiana. He was a docent at the Old Governor's mansion for many years. He was also a very active member of American Legion Post 38, VFW Post 3784, the Sons of the Confederacy and Baton Rouge Camellia Society. He was an usher at St. Aloysius Church, a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight of Council 3743. He published two books on family genealogy and numerous articles on the history of land titles in Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sarah or Ory Poret Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 or to a
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