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Eugene "Gene" Fontenot

March 2, 1940 — September 21, 2021

Piont Bleu

VILLE PLATTE – A memorial service will be held Friday, October 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM at New Life Assembly in Ville Platte for Eugene “Gene” C. Fontenot, 81, who passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ville Platte.

Eugene “Gene” C. Fontenot was born on March 2, 1940 in Mamou, Louisiana to Delta and Earline Fontenot of Point Bleu. Gene was a resident of Point Bleu.  He was an all star track member for Ville Platte High School, where he graduated. He retired from the DOTD after twenty years employment. He also managed multiple grocery stores over many years in Ville Platte. He was an avid gardener and raised many kinds of animals until his recent illness. Gene’s relationship with God was very important to him. He regularly attended New Life Assembly of God. His last few years were spent playing games with his great grandchildren and taking them to Blue Junction for treats. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Thibodeaux Fontenot; his daughter, Cindy Conner and husband John of Eunice; son, Robbie David Fontenot of Point Blue; son-in-law, Danzel Marcanel, Jr.; brother, JD Fontenot and wife Patricia of Ville Platte; eight grandchildren, Beth Reed, Christy Thibodeaux and husband Jonathon, Trey Marcantel, Aimee Arnold and husband Austin, Logan Marcantel and companion, Chad Greer, Lindsay Conner-Ali and husband Jawad, Zacarie Fontenot, and Jeremie Fontenot; and eight great grandchildren, Kaygun, Kaelyn, Blayklee, A’nah, Ainsley, Layne, Conner, and Alice.

Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, Delta and Earline Fontenot of Point Bleu; and his daughter, Vickie Marcantel.

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Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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