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David Fontenot

November 10, 1968 — June 16, 2019


David Grant Fontenot was born November 10, 1968 in Eunice, Louisiana and passed away June 16, 2019 at his residence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Grant graduated from Eunice High School in 1987. He furthered his education with both a Bachelor of

Arts degree in History in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration in 1996 from Louisiana State


His successful career began in banking and finance and most recently transitioned into project

management and consulting. Grant also had an entrepreneurial spirit, previously owning a lawn care

company, Greenworks, and co-owning a Jambalaya Shoppe in Port Allen.

Grant is survived by his mother Blanche Blalock, his brother John Jerome, niece Gracelynn Anne, cousins

Carol Sanderlin, Gary Penouilh, and Noel Penouilh. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond


Intelligent, witty, a cultured Southern gentleman – Grant was a man of great character. A natural

conversationalist and gracious host, you could find him surrounded by friends, telling intriguing stories

(most of them true), cooking and entertaining on his patio, critiquing the newest restaurants and

watering-holes, or spending time on his boat, the “Sea Y’all.”

He never missed a Saints game and was an avid fan and season ticket holder for over 20 years. Keenly

interested in politics, the current political scene was one of his favorites.

Grant is profoundly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his adoring friend Julie Williams

Bondy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his long-time friends Tyler Cummings of Baton Rouge, LA and Sadie

Quinn of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and his devoted Labrador and companion of 13 years, Jack.

His family and friends have comfort in knowing that he fell into the arms of Jesus.

Donations in Grant’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

At the request of the family, visitation will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 and A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice with Father Matthew Hebert officiating.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guest book at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Fontenot, please visit our flower store.


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