Robert James Gohres, better known as “Trout” to his grandchildren, passed away on November 25, 2022, at the age of 66. Loving husband of 43 years to Judy Connelly Gohres. Proud and loving father to Brian James Gohres (Kelly), William Robert Gohres (Danielle) and Holly Gohres Landry (Adam). Trout was blessed with nine grandchildren who he cherished dearly; Elsie Seale Gohres, Landon Robert Gohres, Blake Elizabeth Gohres, Mayme James Gohres, Linton Adam Landry, Bradley Elizabeth Gohres, Anderson James Landry, Loulie Bea Gohres and Ellis Day Landry. He is also survived by a host of longtime friends who he cared for very much.
Robert was born, February 3, 1956, to the late John Linton Gohres Sr. and Patricia Burglass Gohres, and is survived by his brother John Linton Gohres Jr. (Mary). He was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana and was a proud alumnus of Saint Stanislaus and Southeastern Louisiana University. Robert was truly one of a kind. He had a obsession for Lakeshore, Mississippi where he fished and shrimped as a teenager. He also spent most of his retirement years relaxing out under his house, fishing off the dock and cooking; which became his passion.
He was the President of Emery & James, Ltd. Gohres Insurance where he worked for 43 years. He served as Board Chairman of Globe Homestead and was the owner of many other businesses throughout his life. He truly enjoyed his many years teaching risk managment classes at Southeastern Louisiana University. He belonged to the Krewe of Olympia, the Hammond City Club and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, which awarded him Member of the Year. He was very much loved by everyone who knew him and will be deeply missed.
Family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend a celebration of life party at Oak Knoll Country Club 45246 Country Club Road, Hammond, LA 70401 on December 9, 2022 from 12:00 - 3:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Ann Catholic Church 5858 Lower Bay Road, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 or Saint Stanislaus https://ststan.com/giving/make-a-gift/