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Joseph Benny Fontenot

October 12, 1939 — May 9, 2020

Due to the Covid 19 mandated gathering restrictions, a private memorial service will be held for Joseph Benny Fontenot.

Mr. Fontenot, age 80, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Mr. Fontenot served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War.  He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors fishing and camping.  Joseph will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years of marriage, Suzanne "Sue" Fontenot; his sons, Lynard Fontenot of Waxahachie, Texas; Scott Fontenot of Junction City, Kansas; Keith Fontenot of Bedford, Texas and his brother, Johnny Fontenot and wife, Marguerite of Opelousas, LA.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Nina, John, Kevin, Devin and Landry Fontenot and one great-grandchild, Matthias Fuentes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sylvan and Carrie Huval Fontenot.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

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

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