Kenneth W. Deshotel

Kenneth W. Deshotel

The family and friends of Kenneth W. Deshotel are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on December 27, 2013 at the age of 65. Kenneth was born in Iota to the late Harry Deshotel and the late Mary Tupper Deshotel on November 20, 1948. He worked for Bloom Tree Service for a number of years  He loved the outdoors and traveling. He was a devoted member of New Life Tabernacle Church and enjoyed going to the services there. Kenneth was a kind hearted person and always loved to help people as much as he could. He loved eating and visiting with his many friends. He enjoyed telling stories about his life and good times he experienced. No matter where he was he wanted to cook sausage on a stick for everyone. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his granddaughters who were his life.

 Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie Babb Deshotel of Evangeline.; one son, Kenneth “Porky” Deshotel II and his wife, Frances Richard Deshotel also of Evangeline.; one daughter, Robin R. Deshotel of Evangeline; a brother, Curtis Deshotel and his wife, Cary Ann of Hayes; two sisters, Mary Ann Richard and her husband, Harold of Elton, and Louise Istre of Jennings; the two loves of his life, his granddaughters, Patricia Ann Deshotel and Emily Elizabeth Deshotel both of Evangeline.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his beloved family: his parents, Harry and Mary Tupper Deshotel; one sister, Barbara Nell Trahan.

 Funeral Services will be held at New Life Tabernacle located at 114 North Church Street in Jennings on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Brother Carol Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Evangeline. The Deshotel family requests visitation to be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Sunday, December 29 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visiting hours will resume on Monday morning at 8 a.m. at the New Life Tabernacle Church until his services at 10 a.m.

Carrying Kenneth to his eternal resting place in St. Joseph Cemetery in Evangeline will be Joey Edalgo, Vincent Daigle, Elisha Touchet, David Chapman, Shawn Hebert, Craig Daigle, Jamie Deshotel and Jerry Kilmer. Honorary pallbearer will be Reverend Lawrence Daigle.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home.

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