Coach Henry Esaw dies after brief illness

Family and friends are mourning the death of a local educator and coach.

Coach Henry Esaw died early Friday morning at the St Francis Hospital after a brief illness.

Esaw was the former Athletic Director at Richwood Middle School.

He also coached in Union Parish. He was an administrative assistant at Ouachita Parish High School. He was 66 years old.

He was married to Brenda Davis Esaw. He is the father of one son and a daughter.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at Ouachita High School, Monroe, LA. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe, LA. Burial will be in the Cuba Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bosco, LA under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.