MAMOU – Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou on Sunday, January 26, 2020, for Richard Wayne Fontenot, 75, who passed away peacefully on January 21, 2020 in Mamou, LA surrounded by his loving family.
Becky Lafleur will conduct funeral services.
Burial will take place in Ashford Cemetery.
Richard Wayne Fontenot was born on January 26, 1944 in Mamou, LA to Henry P. and Rose Manuel Fontenot. Wayne was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served as an aircraft mechanic in Aviano, Italy. After his military years he spent the rest of his career as a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield. He was so full of love and compassion. His family meant the world to him. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He found joy in the simple things of life. He enjoyed viewing historical videos on YouTube and searching for music. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking outdoors. He found purpose and happiness in caring for others. He worked at the halfway house where he counseled people with addiction. He was loved by so many and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Fontenot; two daughters, Chani Fontenot Lyons and husband, Marvin of Sunset and Tonya Fontenot Bailey and husband, Daniel of Kinder; 6 grandchildren, Ashley Lyons, Kaleb Lyons, Kalliee Lyons, Ariel Fontenot, Mallory Lyons and Sophia Bailey; his sister, Diana Soileau and husband, Rollan of Mamou; brother, Keith Fontenot and wife, Kay of Bossier City and two brothers-in-law who were like brothers, Nathan Guillory and wife, Gail and Leonard Guillory and wife, Carleen both of Lafayette.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Henry and Rose Fontenot and brother-in-law, Ruthvan Guillory.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Fontenot family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements.
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