Cover photo for David Fontenot's Obituary
David Fontenot Profile Photo
1950 David 2023

David Fontenot

September 2, 1950 — March 25, 2023

MAMOU - David Lynn Fontenot passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the age of 72. A celebration of life will be celebrated at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM.

David Lynn Fontenot was born on Saturday, September 2, 1950 in Eunice, Louisiana to Earl Joseph Fontenot and Mercedes Fuselier and grew up in Mamou. David lived life to its fullest and spent as much time outdoors as he could. While outdoors, he enjoyed duck hunting and offshore fishing. David was a true and loyal fan of LSU sports and knew all of their stats and rankings. He always enjoyed LOUD music and would listen to everything from disco to classic rock to R&B. Dancing was a great pastime David “Big Dav” had and would dance to any beat he heard, even “belly rubbing music” as he called it. David was proud to be an American and a Republican, and never turned down a riveting political debate. He was a member of the NRA and loyally practiced his American right given by the Second Amendment. In addition to having a good time, David also knew how to work hard. Early in his career, he helped build the Alaskan Pipeline and worked as a production operator for both Tenneco and Chevron until his retirement in 1998. This sports enthusiast, loving father, brother, and grandfather will be greatly missed. His zest for life will remain in the hearts of all those that knew him. Above all, his most treasured time was spent with his family, children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.  The family would like to give a special thanks to Hope Hospice for all of their caring assistance.

David is survived by one son, Shawn Louis Fontenot and wife, Kimberley; four daughters: Julie Corey, Shana Coleman-Ivie and husband, Ray, Kristi Fontenot Lynch, and Regina Fontenot and husband, Casey; former wife, Gwen Bergeron; eight grandchildren: Devin, Katherine , Jackson, Orrin, Allyson, Matthew, Travis, and Lainey; and five great grandsons: Eli, Finlay, Walker, Wyatt, and Daxton. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his brothers, Daniel Fontenot and Jason Fontenot and sister, Myra Fontenot.

David is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Joseph Fontenot and Mercedes Fuselier; maternal grandparents, Joseph Lee Fuselier Greer and Lorice Vidrine; and paternal grandparents, Maxime Fontenot and Lelma Menier.

The family invites anyone who knew David to join them in celebrating his life and sharing fond memories on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte beginning at 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Fontenot, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

11:00am - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte

709 W Main St, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte

709 W Main St, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte

709 W Main St, Ville Platte, LA 70586

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 236

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree