IOTA-It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Felton Deshotel announces his passing on Friday, March 25, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 80. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the Millerville Cemetery with Father Paul LaFleur Celebrant.
Felton loved to hunt and greatly enjoyed the company of his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him, especially by his loving wife, Louanna G. Deshotel of Tee Mamou; son, John D. Fontenot of Millerville; daughters, Jennifer F. Hebert and husband, George of Evangeline, and Sheryl F. Myers and companion, Chad Brossette of Duson; sisters, Doris Hooks of Spurgeon, TX and Lena Deshotel of Moss Bluff; five grandchildren, Jessica Koula, Adrian J. Myers, Rebecca Hebert, Phillip Myers and Sarah Hebert; and fourteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rufus, Nathan, and Milton Deshotel; and three sisters, Opal Leckelt, Ellia Bollich, and Lillian LeBlanc.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Iota on Monday, March 28th from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm and again on Tuesday, March 29th from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Monday evening.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Iota, 840 Howard St., (337)779.3083 is in charge of arrangements.