Ray Allen Benoit Jr.
Funeral services for Ray Allen “Butch” Benoit Jr., 55, of Jennings, will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Father Charles McMillin officiating.
Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home today, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, from 3-9 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. led by Brenda Benoit LaFosse. Butch will be laid to rest in Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Matthews and Son Funeral Home.
Ray “Butch” Jr. was born in Jennings, Louisiana on July 4, 1958, to Ray and Flora Richard Benoit and was called to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
Butch worked as a Solid Control Operator for N.O.V., formerly Brandt. He loved to hunt and fish. He loved the outdoors and grilling outdoors as well. He enjoyed playing pool. Butch loved his family and everyone’s children. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Butch is survived by his wife of 21 years, Sheryl LeMaire Benoit, of Jennings; his parents, Ray and Flora Belle Richard Benoit; one stepson, Michael Lyons of Buna, Texas; two sisters, Brenda (Stephen) LaFosse of Hathaway and Sherry Benoit of Jennings; a sister-in-law, Jennifer Simon Benoit of Lake Arthur; and his godchildren, Jerrod (Ashley) Benoit Sr. of Andrus Cove and Jerrod “Deuce” Benoit II, also of Andrus Cove.
Butch was preceded in death by his brother, Charles “Charley” Benoit; a sister, Vickie Benoit; his grandmothers, Alice Richard and Olymph Benoit; his grandfathers, Alpha Richard and Dorselie Benoit; one godchild, Brandon Joseph Benoit; a niece, Brittany Benoit; and one great-nephew, Justin Lavergne.
Carrying Butch to his eternal resting place will be Jerrod Benoit Sr., Jerrod “Deuce” Benoit II, Stephen LaFosse, Christopher LaFosse, Pat Ardoin and Donovan LeMaire.
Honorary pallbearer will be Shannon LaBouve.
To extend online condolences, please visit www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net.
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