A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Paul Doucet, 94, who died Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:55 a.m. at American Legion Hospital in Crowley.
Mr. Doucet was a native and lifelong resident of Iota. He honorably served his country in the US Army Air Corp from 1941 and discharged in 1945 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of American Legion Post #371 in Iota, Woodmen of the World, Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, Iota IF Club, and First Derrick Camping Club. He was a scout leader and volunteer fireman in Iota, volunteered at American Legion Hospital in Jennings as a Blue Angel where he received his ten year pin and served St. Joseph Catholic Church-Iota as a lector, Eucharistic minister and Parish council member. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who shared his faith with his family and many in the Iota community.
Fr. Jude Thierry, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church-Iota, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.
Mr. Paul is survived by his wife of 68 years, Agnes Thevis Doucet of Iota; two daughters, Theresa D. Caruso and her husband Edward of Groveland, MA, Lucy D. Tworek and her husband Conrad of Ione, OR; five sons, Richard Doucet and his companion Corliss of Iota, Wayne Doucet and his wife Susie of Iota, Ronnie Doucet and his wife Beth of Soldotna, AK, Tony Doucet and his wife Claire of Mowata, Bill Doucet and his wife Dorothy of Slaughter, LA; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Darbus and Clemence LeDoux Doucet; four sisters, Lucy Louviere, Lula Fontenot, Helen Prudhomme and Cecile Reed; three brothers, Harry, Phillip and Bernis Doucet.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.StJude.org
The family wishes to thank Drs. Vincent, Aertker, Leleux, Cannon, Bowie and Bergeaux; and nursing staff of American Legion Hospital-Crowley, his in home caretakers, Dot, Amelia and Pam.