November 10, 1948 - December 22, 2021
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Cathedral of St. John Catholic Church for Bobby Jack Fontenot, 73, who passed away on December 22, 2021 at his residence. Rev. Fr. Cedric Sonnier, Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Church, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in Louisiana National Cemetery Complex in Zachary, LA on Wednesday December 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Bobby Jack, a resident of Lafayette, was the son of the late Jean Baptiste “Tolam” Fontenot and the former Mercy Chapman. He was born and raised in Ville Platte, LA, and was a 1966 graduate of Ville Platte High School. Bobby Jack proudly served in The United States Army during the Vietnam war. He returned home to receive his Bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University. Following college, Bobby became a high school football coach, coaching at several Louisiana high schools, and winning the esteemed “Coach of the Year” award at Evangeline Academy. He later went on to serve in Administration as Dean of Students in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system where he retired. Bobby Jack was an avid rabbit and deer hunter, had a passion for LSU football, loved traveling and spending time with friends, and was a proud father and grandfather. He is survived by his children, Jessica F. Douget (Boyd), Kristy F. Foret (Wendell), and Beau J. Fontenot (Christina); grandchildren, Tyler Byrd, Macie Douget, Drew Vidrine, Weston Fontenot, and Caroline Fontenot; female partner and caregiver, Midge Parker. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Arden Alisé Vidrine; parents, Jean Baptiste and Mercy Fontenot; and brother, Earl Patrick "Pat" Fontenot. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home - Bertrand on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 beginning at 9:00 AM. A Rosary will be recited at 12:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon in the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue following the Rosary until the time of service. Pallbearers will be Boyd Douget, Drew Vidrine, John “Sukee” Vidrine, Donnie Perron, Glenn Miller, and Ronald Saucier Personal condolences may be sent to the Fontenot family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Bobby Jack Fontenot and his family were cared for and entrusted final arrangements to Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Cathedral of St. John Catholic Church for Bobby Jack Fontenot, 73, who passed away on December 22, 2021 at his residence. Rev. Fr. Cedric Sonnier, Pastor of... View Obituary & Service Information
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