Gary Joseph Acosta
June 26, 1955 — September 22, 2013
Gary Joseph Acosta, 58, a native and lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Teche Regional Medical Center.
Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debra LaFleur Acosta of Morgan City; three daughters, Amanda Smith and her husband, Dean, of Colorado, Maurita Morell and her husband, Mark, of Morgan City, and Katie Rock and her husband, Nicholas, of Berwick; eight grandchildren, Brittany, Luke, Blake, Brett, Drew, Jillian, Drake and Gabriella; his father and mother, Nolan and Viney Acosta; three brothers, David and his wife, Monica, Ricky and his wife, Sonya, and Brent and his wife, Julie; his father- and mother-in-law, Cedric and Rowena LaFleur; his four sisters-in-law, Jolene and her husband, Jamie, Peggy, Patience and Cindy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Gary was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was deeply loved by his children and grandchildren. Paw never missed a sports function that any of them took part in. He enjoyed bringing them fishing and sharing stories with his family. He was passionate about horse racing and car racing.
The family requests that a time of remembrance and reflection be observed Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the time of dismissal at 10:30 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City with Gary being laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.