EUNICE- It is with heavy hearts that the family of Royne H. Fontenot announces his passing on the morning of Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his home with loving family by his side. He was 98. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Matthew Hebert, Celebrant.
Royne was a veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving in WWII in the 96th Infantry as an Expert Carbine. He achieve many medals during his service to his country including the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and a Meritorius Unit Award. He was a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, the Violin Makers Association of Arizona, and the Catgut Acoustical Society. Royne was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and was one of the founding members of the VFW in Eunice. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him, especially by his sons, Darwin Fontenot and wife, Connie of Russellville, AR, Anthony Fontenot and wife, Caron of San Antonio, TX, and Gary Fontenot and wife, Andre’e of Fort Worth, TX; daughter, Karan Fontenot Huddleston and husband, Bruce of Ada, OK; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Fontenot, Carey Buckner, Matthew Fontenot, Patrick Fontenot, Lauren Fontenot, Tracy McMahan, Amy Barrett, Victor Fontenot, and Vera Fontenot; ten great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Sally Ann Fuselier Fontenot; parents, Ernest and Aza Manuel Fontenot; and brothers, Polan and Herbert Fontenot.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Thursday, January 31st from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Wednesday by Deacon Gary Gaudin.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozPort Barre, LA
Prayers for the entire family. We are neighbors 2 houses down. One day I helped your dad go up the driveway to a neighbors house; he struggled with the steep driveway. He was such a nice person, as was your mom.
Cheryl & Alice BobergEunice, LA
Sympathy and Prayers to family and friends of Mr.Royne , was a great person,perfect gentleman,such a sweet pleasant person,he was a patient of ours at Graul Eye ,RIP Mr.Royne .
Deborah GuidryOpelousas, LA
Tony- so very sorry for your loss.
Keeping you and your family in my prayers
Diane Craft AngelicoMandeville, LA
My sincerest condolences to the family. It is obvious from the many kind expressions that your loved one will be sorely missed. May your treasured memories, as well as the promise found at Psalms 147:3 that reads: “He (Jehovah God) heals the brokenhearted . . . He binds up their wounds,” bring you much comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
Karan, I'm so sorry...
Prayers are offered for you and your families...
donna best evansLafayette, LA
So sorry to hear about Mr. Royne's passing. He was a patient at the Eye Center where I worked and was always so pleasant and kind. I always had the utmost respect for him, a fine gentleman as well as a gentle man.
Myrtis DarbonneEunice, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. We know that this is a difficult time for y'all and we are here for you if needed.
Michael and Virginia
Michael and Virginia HimoffSan Antonio, TX
I am so verry sorry to hear of Mr. Roynes passing. He was, in my opinion, one of the Best Men that GOD placed among us. My prayers are for him and all of the family. May GOD Bless all of you at this time.
Gerald FontenotEunice, LA