Henry Prager Florsheim Jr.

Henry Prager Florsheim, Jr.

Better known as Papa Flo, Henry Prager Florsheim, Jr., of West Monroe, LA, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, after a lifelong battle against conformity. A celebration of his life will be held at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM, followed by an even bigger celebration at Enoch's Pub.

Born on October 19, 1948, to Henry Prager Florsheim and Annie Sue Miller Florsheim, Papa Flo is most remembered for his free spirit, his love of animals, his psychedelic van and his colorful wardrobe. He was a talented baseball player, still holding the American Legion record with a batting average of 1000%, after he broke his leg sliding into third base during his first at bat of the season.

Papa Flo graduated from Neville High School in 1966 and Northeast Louisiana University in 1973. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1971, stationed in Biloxi, Tampa and Zweibrucken, Germany. He was an avid LSU and Saints fan, travelling to many games with his sons, including the 2003 LSU BCS Championship victory over Oklahoma. Papa Flo was also known for being a great baseball coach, beach volleyball player, trivia king, Q*bert champion, pizza cook, sci-fi lover, corvette enthusiast, world traveler and all-around hippie.

He is survived by his wife and partner of 22 years Carla, his children Henry, Jay and Susan and their spouses; and his grandchildren Payton, Caroline, Isabelle, Johnathan, Emily Jen, Liliana and Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter or River Cities Humane Society for Cats.

Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com

Mulhearn Funeral Home

Sterlington Road

Monroe, LA

Published in The News Star on Dec. 11, 2012