Robert Lee Doucet

Rayne—Funeral services for Robert Lee Doucet, 79, of Rayne will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home Chapel, Rayne. Deacon Tommy Adams will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home, Rayne, with a rosary being recited at 6:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Friday from 8:00 A.M. until service time in the funeral home.

Mr. Doucet passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:53 P.M. in a Lafayette hospital.

A native and lifelong resident of Acadia Parish, Mr. Doucet was a resident of Mowata for 52 years prior to recently relocating to Rayne. He retired as a rice farmer. Mr. Doucet was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening, watching rodeos, and playing BINGO. He cooked a very good gumbo, and he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his daughters, Charlene LaSalle and husband, Donald of Kaplan, and Monica Boone and husband, Doug of Church Point; sons, Donald Doucet, Sr. and wife, Jeanette of Rayne, and Johnny Doucet and wife, Becky of Church Point; grandchildren, Christina Fontenot and husband, Charles “Pookie” of Jennings, Donald Doucet, Jr. and wife, Mandy of Mire, Lisa St. Julian of Rayne, Nicolle St. Julian of Rayne, Lance Broussard and wife, Melba of Rayne, Nicholas LaSalle of Kaplan, Clayton LaSalle and wife, Heather of Gueydan, Danielle Doucet of Crowley, Kimberly Habetz and husband, Hilary of Church Point, Kristi Barron and husband, Seth of Opelousas, Katie Fontenot of Church Point, Elizabeth Matte and husband, Anthony of Church Point, Brittany Phillips and husband, Nicholas of Sunset, and Dacey Boone of Church Point; great-grandchildren, Harley Doucet of Jennings, Bryce Fontenot of Jennings, Garrick Fontenot of Jennings, Jordan Matthews of Rayne, Chase Broussard of Rayne, Donald “T-Jun” Doucet, III of Mire, Garrett LaSalle of Kaplan, Tyler LaSalle of Kaplan, Taylor LaSalle of Gueydan, Zachary LaSalle of Gueydan, Ashton LaSalle of Gueydan, Kaylyn Barron of Opelousas, Jace Barron of Opelousas, Drake Barron of Opelousas, Tommie Barron of Opelousas, Jatie Barron of Church Point, Kason Barron of Church Point, Jackson Noah Habetz of Church Point, Conner Matte of Church Point, and Hollie Phillips of Sunset; close lifelong friends, Burt Cormier of Eunice, Warren Frye of Mowata, and Winston Frye and wife, Cindy of Mowata; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding Mr. Doucet in death were his wife of 58 years, Anna Mae Cormier Doucet; parents, Eulix and Lena Bearb Doucet; sister, Angelina Hollier Robinson; brothers, Joseph Doucet, Lester Doucet, Russell Doucet, Charles Douicet, Martin Doucet, Adam Doucet, Miguel Broussard, and Camille Broussard; grandchildren, Crystal Doucet and Kourtney Boone; and great-grandchild, Angel Doucet.

Serving as pallbearers are Bryson Fontenot, Donald “T-Jun” Doucet, III, Nicholas LaSalle, Clayton LaSalle, Hilary Habetz, and Nicholas Phillips.

The family of Mr. Doucet wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Rayne Guest Home, and to LTAC at Lafayette General Hospital for the compassionate care given to Mr. Doucet.

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Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne has been entrusted with arrangements.

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