LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Russell Fontenot, 81, were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.
Burial was in Bon Pasteur Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.
Funeral home visitation was held from 5-9 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, and continued from 8 a.m. today, Tuesday, until time of services.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Fontenot died at 4:47 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Fontenot was a native of Lake Arthur and lived most of his life in the Thornwell area. He was a graduate of Lake Arthur High School Class of 1950.
Mr. Fontenot is survived by his wife, Patty Peavey Fontenot of Thornwell; one daughter, Sandra Dartez (fiancé Hank Weeks) of Lafayette; two sons, Russell A. (Susan) Fontenot of Katy, Texas, and Phillip W. (Carmen) Fontenot of Lafayette; one sister, Dorothy Jane Fontenot of Lake Charles; four grandchildren, Chase, Blake and Luke Fontenot, and Ryan Choate; and four step-children, Diane (Rodney) Choate, Sharon (Stan) Moore, Stephen (Sheila) Peavey, and Dwayne Peavey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rayo and Ethel Israel Fontenot; his first wife, Wilma Inez Fontenot; and two brothers, Woodrow and Wallace Fontenot.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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