John R. "Bob" Doucet

March 11, 1927May 4, 2013
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John R. “Bob” Doucet, age 86, died May 4, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge. He was born March 11, 1927 in Grand Prairie, LA to the late Zella Elliott and Lastie William Doucet. Bob was a WWII Navy veteran, and graduate of SLI (now University of Louisiana Lafayette) where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture in 1950. He was the former co-owner of Capital Garden Center, a member of Woods & Waters, and an avid LSU fan.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Yolanda Thibodeaux and Claude Zimmerman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Roy and Mildred Z. Martin, Velma Z. Narramore, and William L. Fowler. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 63 years, Betty Zimmerman Doucet; daughters, Susan Doucet Davis and husband Ronnie of Baton Rouge, and Nancy Doucet of Dana Pointe, CA; 5 step grandchildren; 13 step great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Thelma Z. Fowler of Lafayette; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be observed Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 12pm until the Funeral Service at 2pm at Greenoaks Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Bill Brewer. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ryan Brignac, Lyle Brignac, Dan Ducote, Karl LeBlanc, Ronnie Davis and Randy Paul. Honorary Pallbearers will be Earl Fontenot Jr., Billy Fontenot, Billy Fowler and Odrie Ortego.

The family would like to thank the 2nd floor staff at Ochsner Medical Center, The St. Joseph Hospice Carpenter House, doctors and nurses at Baton Rouge General, the wonderful administration, staff and residents of Heritage Manor: Queen Williams, Alice Williams, Keri Craig, Stella Caldwell, Rameka Gray, Latoya Campbell, Ingrid Thomas, Tonja Hayes and Kimberly Carr, and Hospice in His Care: Yvonne Joiken, Samantha Robinson, Alfreda Carmouche and Rev. Bill Brewer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in His Care, 3233 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Ste. 102, Baton Rouge 70826, or The St. Joseph Hospice Carpenter House, 10615 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge 70809.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Cary/Gwen Fontenot

May 15, 2013

Dear Betty and Family, Prayers for peace and comfort to all of you. Sadness that our good friend is no longer with us but happy to know that he is in the hands of our Lord. It was our privilege to call him friend and we shall miss him. So glad we had a good visit with him a few months ago. God bless and peace. Cary and Gwen Fontenot

Sandy Johnson Shockley

May 8, 2013

Bobby was our Mother, Sue (Belle Elliott) Johnson's 1st cousin. We heard many stories about their times with Big Mama etc. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Kerri Craig

May 7, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

miguel Garcia

May 7, 2013

I'm verry sorry for your lose Susan. God bless you and your family.

Kelly Henning

May 7, 2013


I only met your dad once and he was a true gentleman during out brief visit. However, seeing as he has raised you shows even more the wonderful man that he is. Your father is in a better place and in peace, smiling down at you and all the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you today and always.


Lori Evon

May 7, 2013

Susan- so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. And know he is now resting in peace.
Love- Lori

Ellis & Rosalie Fowler

May 7, 2013

May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

May 7, 2013

Susan, I am so sorry to read in the paper today that your Dad passed away. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that your memories will keep him alive forever in your heart.
Dottie Romero Anklam (class of '70)

May 6, 2013

Susan, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and in my heart at this time...I know your father was a great man, a good man full of compassion and kindness...he was a loving husband and father, and I know all who had the fortunate opportunity to know him, loved and respected him...Bob will always remember the tremendous care you gave him, Susan...he will be greatly missed by everyone, my Deepest Sympathy,
Nancy Gautreau

May 6, 2013

Susan, I was sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. My prayers are with you. If there is anything I can do let me know.

Jim Murray