Dupleisse Crader Jr.
It is with great sadness that the family of Dupleisse “Red” Crader Jr. announces his passing from this life on April 16, 2013, at the age of 68.
Funeral services were held in his honor at First Baptist Church in Jennings today, Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 12 p.m. Red was laid to rest in Mermentau Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Brian Wells will officiate.
Visitation was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 5 p.m. until the time of his funeral services today.
Dupleisse, known to all his family and friends as “Red,” was born in Mermentau to the late Dupleisse Crader Sr. and the late Laura Smith Crader on February 7, 1945. He worked as a rigger in a chemical plant for many years while earning an honest living for his beloved family whom he adored. He was also a preacher during the 1970’s. Red enjoyed watching television especially the SciFi Channel.
Red is, survived by his four sons, Henry Joseph (Kathy) Crader of Port Arthur, Texas, Micah Lee (Krystal) Crader of Broussard, Daniel Scott Crader of Eunice, and Sean Crader of Texas; one daughter, Katrina D. (Dwayne) Fontenot of Hathaway; his two brothers, Harry Crader and Wilson Crader, both of Mermentau; three sisters, Linda Gautreaux of Mermentau, Brenda (Loveless) Primeaux of Morse, and Laura Crader of Mermentau; his 12 beautiful grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Red was preceded in death by his parents, Dupleisse Crader Sr. and Laura S. Crader; his three brothers, Louis, Nelson and Morris Crader; and his four sisters, Anita Hanks, Ethel Wardell, Barbara Vincent and Dorothy Crader.
Carrying Red to his eternal resting place in Mermentau Memorial Cemetery were Henry, Micah, Daniel Scott, Garan, Morgan and Austin Crader. The honorary pallbearer was Hunter Crader.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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