VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM at New Life Assembly of God in Ville Platte on Thursday, December 5, 2019, for Oswald J. Fontenot, Sr., 94, who passed away of Sunday, December 1, 2019 at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
Pastor Brian Dore will conduct funeral services.
Burial will take place in the B. J. Fontenot Cemetery.
Oswald J. Fontenot, Sr. was born in Pine Point on November 12, 1925 to Antionte Jaceo Fontenot and Martha Fontenot. At a young age he spent most of his time fishing and spending time outdoors. His greatest passion was gardening. Oswald enjoyed drinking coffee at McDonald’s every morning with his friends. He worked as an offshore deck hand and retired from a Drilling Company. Oswald enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loving on his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Oswald is survived by his three sons, Oswald Fontenot, Jr and wife, Lynda, Billy Ray Fontenot and wife, Cynthia and Mitchell Louis Fontenot and wife, Addie Thrasher all of Bayou Chicot; his daughters, Sandra Tougas of Fargo, ND and Rowena Fontenot of Ville Platte; his daughter in law, Debbie Soileau Fontenot; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Antionte Jaceo Fontenot and Martha Fontenot; his 1st wife, Grace Melancon Fontenot; 2nd wife, Ella Mae Soileau Fontenot; two sons, Ronald and James David Fontenot; one daughter, Norma Rose Fontenot; his grandson, Jacob Fontenot; one sister, six brothers; and two sons-in-law, James Tougas and Dickie Martin Fontenot.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday at 8:00 AM until time of service.
Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
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