Gene Fontenot

Gene was brought into this world on May 21, 1938. He attended school in Kaplan, LA where he graduated from 12th grade. One week after graduation he enlisted into the Air Force and served as an Air Policeman for four years from 1956 to 1960.

In Loving Memory of
Gene Curvis Fontenot, Sr.
Born May 21, 1938
Died April 19, 2008

 

In December of 1962 he joined the Kaplan Police Department where he served for eight years. Then in June of 1970 he joined the Abbeville Police Department where he served for over sixteen years. He retired as a lieutenant with over 28 years of combined service.

After his retirement he enjoyed fishing, crabbing, reading and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Gene married Beverly Ann Leblanc on May 6, 1961. They were happily married for 46½ years. They had four sons, Farrell J. Fontenot (Wilda), Carroll N. Fontenot (Priscilla), Gene C. Fontenot, Jr. (Jamie), roger K. Fontenot (Darlene). They has five grandchildren. Rachel C. Fontenot, Jacob J. Fontenot, Garrett J. Fontenot, Lacey L. Fontenot, Madisen E. Fontenot and two step grandchildren Derek Dupuis and Lauren Dupuis. He has one great grandchild, Gavyn J. Fontenot, who was born after his death with another great grandchild on the way.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Gene was a very generous and giving person, so on April 19, 2008, when he passed away and we were approached about donating his corneas we knew he would want to help someone to see through his donation of sight.

Love and Kisses
Written by his wife
Beverly L. Fontenot