Rocky Benoit

Friday, May 12, 2023
Rocky Benoit

JENNINGS — Rocky Lynn Benoit was born on November 25, 1959 and adopted by Rufus and Stella Benoit in Jennings, Louisiana. Rocky passed away peacefully on May 7, 2023, in Houston, Texas after a valiant battle with cancer. While attending college at Louisiana Tech, he met the love of his life Tammie Tharpe Benoit. They married in 1983 and he began his long-standing career with Amaco / BP relocating to Lafayette, Houston, Texas and Durango, Colo. His faith is what defined him. Over the years he held many church leadership positions such as serving on the Deacon board, participating in mission work, teaching children’s ministry, and leading men through a Bible Study Fellowship program for over 13 years.

His family was his greatest treasure. His wife Tammie has been his rock for nearly 40 years — full of love, commitment, and adventure. He loved his two sons, Weston and Will more than anything. He was so proud of the legacy they have created and the men of God they have become. He was overjoyed to finally have two daughters join the family and often sided with Danielle and Cat over his own sons.

His faith in Jesus was a guiding principle for the family over the years. He started every morning with a hot cup of coffee and God’s Word. As an avid fisher and outdoorsman, Rocky would often be found relaxing in his brown leather chair researching lures, rods, and fishing conditions. He created so many family traditions we look forward to continuing, such as watching White Christmas while working on a puzzle during the holidays, enjoying his prized chicken and sausage gumbo recipe, and digging into a bowl of Bluebell during a game of dominos.

His memory is cherished by his lifelong love Tammie Benoit, his sons, Weston (Cat) Benoit and Will (Danielle) Benoit; sister, Kim Babineaux LeBlanc; and grandchildren, Boone, Bode, Teagan, Tate, Beckham and Levi.

He is preceded in death by his parents. We are also grateful to the dearest of friends and family for their prayers and love over the years.

Rocky’s family invites you to attend a visitation on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 1 - 3 p.m. with a celebration of life held at 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Haughton, 105 E. Washington Ave., Haughton, LA 71037, with Brother Bill Collins officiating.

An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Miguez Funeral Home, 114 E. Shankland Ave., Jennings, LA 70546. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Memorial donations to honor Rocky may be made to For All Mankind Movement, Bible Study Fellowship or First Baptist Church of Haughton Children’s Program fbhaughton. org.

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