John Ray Gautreaux
April 18, 1954  -  March 12, 2018

John Ray Gautreaux

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Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, March 18, 2018
10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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Memorial Service conducted by Reverend Eldon Reeves
Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, March 18, 2018
3:00 PM
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A memorial service will be held for John Ray Gautreaux at 3:00 PM on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. The memorial service will be conducted by Reverend Eldon Reeves with visitation being held on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Mr. Gautreaux, age 63, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018.

John was a musician and enjoyed playing the guitar. He worked as a soundman with the Louisiana's LeRoux. His talent and passion for music will always be remembered. John will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Survivors are his son, Eric John Gautreaux; his step-daughter, Sarah Shuff; his brothers, Merrick "Noonie" Gautreaux, Joseph Nolan "Bubba" Gautreaux, David Gautreaux; his sisters, Mary Alice Lavergne, Loretta Ducharme, Faye Soileau all of Opelousas, LA and two grandchildren, Sebastien Gautreaux and Lexie Perrodin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrick John Gautreaux and Willie Mae Bihm Gautreaux.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Rick Cothran
    Dallas, GA

    I sincerely miss playing the blues with you Johnny. RIP

  2. Rik DeJean
    Opelousas, LA

    I just stumbled upon this obituary for my friend, Johnny, a musician and lover of people.

    Warmest Thoughts and
    Heartfelt PRAYERS go to
    His Family,
    Loretta and ALL of the Rest of his Loved Ones ! ! !

    May all of you find peace in God's loving arms and may Johnny find peace in heaven with God

  3. Jo Ann Myers Dungan
    Denham Springs, LA

    Just hearing of Johnny's passing. My heart is broken for you Loretta and Faye and the entire family. What great memories we all share!

  4. Billy Dean
    baton rouge, LA

    Very sorry to hear about johnny's passing. To Noonie, David, Loretta, Faye and the entire Gautreau family, may God comfort you all now and the future.

  5. Carla Montgomery Coffin
    , LA

    Prayers for your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace πŸ™

  6. Michael R Pitre
    Opel, LA

    Johnny I will never forget the good times that we had jamming You will be sadly missed. R.I.P my brother. You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Liz Hernandez
    Opelousas, LA

    My condolences to Johhny’s family and friends, which I was fortunate to be. Johnny had such a spark in him that could be seen in his eyes and wonderful smile. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone that needed help. Johnny will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. Although, he is not with us any more, he will always be in our hearts and memories. Play on my friend.

  8. Deany Ardoin Hillhouse
    Oxford, MS

    My sincere condolences during this difficult time. Johnny you've reached the stairway to heaven RIP.

  9. Robert Bell
    Opelousas, LA

    RIP Johnny. You will be missed by many because you touched so many lives in such a caring and loving way. I will miss you also, my friend and father in law.

  10. Brenda Deville
    Scott, LA

    My condolence to Eric" & his fly/ extended fly"...he was wonderful one of a kind person"...glad we cross paths" & my heart ❀& thoughts"& prayers" Rest" in Paradise"

  11. Pam Kempf
    Opelousas, LA

    You will live in my heart and memory forever!! We had a great time at that Springsteen concert! We were just young pups!
    My prayers for your children and family!

  12. Paula Arnold
    Lafayette, LA

    R.I.P. my dear friend. You brought so much love and friendship to everyone. You will be missed!!

  13. Fred Landry
    Hammond, LA

    So sorry and sad to hear about the passing of Johnny Ray. He was a good man and a kind soul. RIP my brother.

  14. Jamie Louise Gautreaux
    Houma, LA

    I love and miss you parain. You taught me so many things beyond music. I cannot forget your big heart and never ending smile. You cared for everyone who crossed your path. You gave nothing but love and the emptiness you leave will always be there.

    I'll try to honor your memory. I love you.

  15. Fred Landry
    Hammond, LA

    So sorry and sad to hear about the passing of Johnny Ray who was a good man and a kind soul. RIP my brother.

  16. Veron Marks and Clara Gautreaux-Marks
    Opelousas, LA

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying for all

  17. Johnny Johnson
    Lafayette, LA

    RIP Johnny

  18. Theresa Landry Loos
    Lafayette, LA

    My deepest condolences to all of his family and those who loved Sweet Johnny. Fly high with the angels Johnny.

  19. Dawn Voss-McReynolds
    Kansas City, MO

    Fly High my love and forever friend. My deepest sympathies to Eric and entire Gautreaux family. Rest In Peace.

  20. Nina
    Baton Rouge, LA

    May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.

  21. Larry Gremillion
    Arnaudville, LA

    Will miss you my friend.You were a kind and loving soul.

  22. Larry Gremillion
    Arnaudville, LA

    Was a wonderful friend.Will be missed.Prayers for family.

  23. Fredrick Courville
    Opelousas, LA

    R.I.P. Johnny!

  24. Gregory DeJean
    New York, NY

    My condolences to David and to the Gautreaux family. Johnny always had that great look in his eyes. Great guy.

  25. A.J. Bellard
    Fayetteville, AR

    "Knocking on Heavens Door" Great memories, great guy, God bless!

  26. Jenny Pierrottie Noel
    Opelousas, LA

    Rest in peace my brother & friend.

  27. Sherri M Burleigh
    Opelousas, LA

    Condolences for all of the family.
    Sending prayers πŸ™πŸ»To all.
    Craig & Sherri Burleigh

  28. Dana Hotard
    Opelousas, LA

    My deepest sympathies. Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.

  29. Chris & Gregg Ruhren
    Randolph, NJ

    You are all in our prayers, RIP John Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Noonie, wish we could be there for you but we are thinking of you and praying. Love you all Chris & Gregg

  30. Susan Quirk Stringer
    Lafayette, LA

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't seen Johnny in years but will remember him as always sweet and smiling. Condolences and prayers to his family.

  31. George & Lynne Leblanc
    Opelousas, LA

    With sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  32. Jeanne Ducharme
    Grosse Tete, LA

    I send lots of Love and Prayer to "Uncle" Johnny and family. I know this is a difficult time for the loss of a loved what, but I'm sure Johnny is in a good place now. Nonk never new a stranger and would leave a smile with anyone he encountered.God bless him!

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