2021ObituariesBennie Fontenot, Jr.

April 5, 2021by SealeUser10
Fontenot, Bennie

June 3, 1942 – April 3, 2021

Bennie Joseph Fontenot, Jr., passed away at the Carpenter House on Saturday, April 3rd 2021 at the age of 78.  He was a native of Ville Platte and has resided in Denham Springs since 1973.  Bennie is survived by his brother Randy Fontenot and his wife Camille; children Quenton Fontenot and his wife Allyse Ferrara, B. Jason Fontenot and his wife Kimberly, and Christine Fontenot; and his grandchildren Jacob Fontenot, Madeline Fontenot, and Sophia Fontenot.  He was a fisheries biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for 40 years and served as Chief of Inland Fisheries for the last 20 years.  He was a lover of traditional Cajun music and cooking.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife Dianne Fontenot; his parents Bennie and Gussie Fontenot; sister Cheryl Dupre; and grandson James Landry.  Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home on Wednesday April 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs, LA.  Interment will follow on the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.




  • Bruce and Jeanne Murphy

    April 8, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Quenton, I never met your dad but your stories brought his spirit to life. Our thoughts are with you and Allyse in this moment knowing that he lived a life as full as any of us could have wished.


  • Virginia Crawford

    April 8, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Quenton, Jason & Christie, SO very sorry about your Dad. I last saw him at your mother’s funeral. They were both special people. I remember your mother being so sweet, kind & generous…she gave Jon a kitten once! Of course, we had to keep it after seeing it…wise mother. And, your Dad took Jon on quite a few fishing trips. Once, I couldn’t sleep because a hurricane was headed for area but Bennie stayed which really tested this mother’s faith! But, he probably understood the wind & water in south Louisiana better than I. I know Bennie & Dianne are both smiling down with pride on their children & grandchildren. We will always miss & remember our parents! Y’all are in my prayers. With heartfelt sympathy,
    Virginia Crawford


  • Vanessa Morein Briley

    April 8, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Quinton, Jason, and Chrissy- I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr Bennie and Mrs Dianne are both wonderful people. The memories of our families together growing up are some of my favorite ones! Both of your parents and all of you will be in my prayers.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Vanessa Morein Briley


  • Patricia Genre

    April 8, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Quinton, Jason & Chrissy,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bennie and Diane will always have a special place in our hearts forever.


  • Tammy Simmons

    April 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Dear Chrissy,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Your Dad was a kind and thoughtful man. He never failed to speak or wave when we passed each other on the lawn mower! And he always asked how we were doing! We loved having you as neighbors for over twenty years!
    We love you Chrissy!
    Mark and Tammy Simmons



    April 6, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Jason ,Quinton and family I am truly sorry for your lose. Prayers offered up for the family. I didn’t know your dad but I do know he raised two fine sons. Who will carry on his legacy .


  • Gary LaFleur, Jr.

    April 6, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Bennie was a true original. He combined Cajun joie de vivre and love for family with a devotion to hard work and serious management policy protecting the rich legacy of Louisiana’s natural resources. His sincere country wisdom and caring heart will be dearly missed.


  • Ginny Perry

    April 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    So sorry to this. Prayers for the family. Rest In Peace.


  • Tiffany Boudreaux

    April 6, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We love Mr. Bennie, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Tiffany and Greg Boudreaux and family


  • Jody David

    April 5, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    With deepest sympathy, Jody David and family


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