Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Rochelle, Larry and Mitzi and the extended Rochelle family! Please accept my condolences on the death of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts. Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Melinda Vrba - Elm Mott, TX   December 02, 2017

Bobbie and family, sorry for your loss. May Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you in this time of need. Many thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Linda Pryor

Posted by Linda Pryor - Robinson, TX   December 01, 2017

Louis Jr. enjoyed wetting a hook. I believe I recall it was him and his entourage introduced this very young Kuntry Bumpkin to artificial lures, rod and reels, and the adrenaline rush of bass fishing on several small lakes (ponds) on Reagan, Texas ranch where my dad was Forman. Catch numbers were IMMENSE!!! When he and Bobbie lived in Golinda, Tx ( me just down the road in Robinson), he was gracious enough to accept an early pond fishing invite from me. I headed his way to pick him up early one morning with Robert Earl Keen's "Five Pound Bass" playing in my truck's tape player. I caught a bass that day that had to have weighed 3 1/2 - 5 lbs. It still had a half-digested 1- 1 1/2 lb perch (Sunfish) in its' mouth. That's MY Kinda FISH! Bit off more than he could chew and still hungry for more. Write back and tell me how they're bitin' up there Lou. Tell Kella I'm looking forward to another game of "Go Fish"!

Posted by Ray Walker - Robinson, TX   December 01, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of Lou. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Such a sweet man. He's in heaven now and playing the the big band there, with all his friends. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Posted by Sue Spradley-Ashley - Waco, TX   December 01, 2017

Sorry to hear of Lou's passing. We will be lifting the Rochelle family up in our prayers.
Bob and Carol Hollingsworth

Posted by A friend   November 30, 2017

I met Lou and Bobbie in Wichita, KS. Bobbie and I started work the same day at Continental Trailways in 1956. We've been close friends since that time. Lou was great on the Steel Guitar, and he could sing. No wonder he received lots of awards. RIP dear friend. Anita Fox-Birdwell, Kiowa, KS.

Posted by Anita (Nita) Fox-Birdwell - Kiowa, KS   November 26, 2017

RIP my friend.....Lee Roy Eichler

Posted by Eichler Lee Roy - New Braunfels, TX   November 20, 2017

I Met Lou while playing a gig and he walked up to me after playing San Antonio Rose and thanked me for playing Western Swing . He gave me his CD and told me he had been playing Western Swing his whole life.

Allen Eisenman (Fiddlin' Al)

Posted by Allen Eisenman - Longwood, FL   November 18, 2017

So very sorry! Thoughts and prayers from Colorado.

Posted by Sue Bearden - Castle Pines, CO   November 18, 2017


Have so many memories of Lou and his family. Loved all of them. There will be many thoughts and prayers today from the Owens/Skidmore families. Bobbie, may all of you find peace in this very difficult time, God Bless, Mary Lee

Posted by Mary Skidmore - Hewitt, TX   November 18, 2017


RIP Lou,, Love You And miss you, always in our hearts ,until we meet again.

Posted by Gary&Dori Cook - Wildwood, FL   November 18, 2017

I was very fortunate to have worked for and with this good man on the stage way back in the early days! Lou has remained a good friend through the years even tho we might not have been able to visit or see each other very often! He was one of the most decent men I have ever worked for and with in the nearly 70 years that I have been associated with the music industry. He and his dear Wife Bobbie(Barbara) were the epitome of what a marriage relationship is supposed to be. May God Bless Lou's family and all who loved him. He will be missed by many! Jessie Wright, Piedmont, Oklahoma

Posted by A friend   November 17, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kay Carrigan - Waco, TX   November 17, 2017