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1937 Calvin 2021

Calvin Fontenot

December 21, 1937 — January 31, 2021

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 for Joseph Calvin Fontenot, 83, who passed away on January 31, 2021.

Father Tom Voorhies, pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and conduct services.

Burial will take place at Belaire Cove Cemetery.

Joseph Calvin Fontenot was born on December 21, 1937 in Ville Platte, LA to Homer and Laurice Ortego Fontenot.  Calvin proudly served his country as an E3 Driver in the United States Army, having been stationed in Germany, Paris and New York.  After the army Calvin began working as a milkman.  He later went on to work as a Propane and Crude Oil truck driver for 30 years.  Calvin loved his Honda motorcycle and liked electronic gadgets, CB radios, and spending time outdoors cutting grass.  He found the most joy spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They always brought the happiest smile to his face. He will be missed by all those who loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Goldie Fontenot; two sons, Douglas Fontenot and wife, Bobbi Kaye Fontenot and Christopher Fontenot and wife, Cheryl Cormier Fontenot; four grandchildren, Brett Fontenot and wife Taylor Marcantel Fontenot, Bailey Fontenot, Hillary Fontenot Broussard and husband, Matthew Broussard, Sr. and Cole Fontenot; two step grandchildren, Natalee B. Deranger and husband, Joshua Deranger and Silas Boutte; two great grandchildren, M. John Broussard, Jr. and Harper Fontenot; two step great grandchildren, Jack and Rorey Deranger; and his aunt, Ivy Ortego.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Laurice Ortego Fontenot; and two sisters, Lydie Fontenot and Rose Fontenot.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Fontenot family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home, 709 W. Main Street, Ville Platte LA 70586, is in charge of arrangements.

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