Oleuse"OJ" J. Rivero Jr., age 79 of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at University Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born on Sunday, November 24, 1940, in Napoleonville, Louisiana, to Oleuse, Sr.and Mabel Simoneaux Rivero. OJ worked for Avondale Shipyards for many years. After retiring, he moved to Hammond where he enjoyed life and loved raising cattle, being outdoors and around his beloved animals. 

OJ is survived by his longtime companion of 26 years, Debbie Loup, his daughter, Tara Gendusa and her husband Chris, his grandson, Samuel Gendusa, his sister, Beverly Albarado and her husband Carlo, and his brother, Bruce Rivero and his wife Lillian, also many nieces, nephews and close friends. 

OJwas preceded in death by his parents, Oleuse, Sr. and Mabel Simoneaux Rivero, his brothers, Roy Rivero, Billie Rivero and Terry Rivero, his sister, Barbara Trosclair. 

Private services will be scheduled at a later date. 

OJ's guest book can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.