Dwayne David Guynes

June 28, 1977August 7, 2018
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Dwayne David "DD" Guynes, native of Baton Rouge and resident of Prairieville, was born on June 28, 1977 and passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Carpenter House. He was 41 years old. Dwayne was a Field Service Manager for Delta Rigging and Tools who previously worked as an electrician and supervisor. He enjoyed riding horses, hunting, fishing, family time and hanging out with friends. Dwayne was a 1995 St. Amant High School graduate. Dwayne is survived by his wife, Angelina (Angel) Guynes; mother, Evelyn Guynes; extended family mother, Nina Bringol Richey; father, Reginald (Reggie) Tullier; grandparents, Douglas and Kathy Mosley; daughter, Keely (Bugs) Cutrer; son, William (Wet) Delatte, Jr. and fiance' Kandace Boudreaux; sisters, Darlene Guynes and Regina Tullier; extended family sister, Monique Richey Pedersen and husband Toby Pedersen, brother, Clifford (Bubba) Guynes, Jr.; niece, Layna Bourgeois; extended family niece, Lindsay Savoy Pitts and husband Josh Pitts and their daughter, Savvy Pitts; uncle, Grady "Pops" Benson; favorite little cousin, Dakoda Lane and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Fannie Furlow; great-grandfather, Wince Furlow; uncle, Ronald (Truman) Lane; grandfather, Lawrence Lane Sr.; extended family father, Donald Martin Richey. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM and will resume at St. John Catholic Church, Prairieville on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 9:30AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM, celebrated by Rev. Jerry Martin. Burial to follow at Hope Haven Cemetery in Prairieville. Pallbearers will be Daniel Arnold, William Delatte, Jr., Arthur Ficklin, Jr., Carlin De Veer, Brian Landry, David Thomas III, Clifford Guynes, Jr. and Zachariah McAdams. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Guerin, Aaron Elisar, Chad Cahoon, Derrick LeBlanc, Grady Benson and Bobby LeBlanc, Jr. Special thanks to all the wonderful nurses at Tulane, doctors and nurses at Sage Rehabilitation (especially Kristi and Paula)and Carpenter House. In lieu of flowers, please donate to ASPCA or Cara's House. Visit to leave messages of condolences. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 10, 2018

Dwayne David Guynes

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Marie DeLaughter Watts

August 10, 2018

To the Guynes family, I’m so sorry for your loss. DD was always a kind soul, even when the world around him wasn’t kind. Seeing the same smile from our childhood in all of your photos, made me smile. You guys are a beautiful family, fur-babies & humans included! Prayers & positive energy for all of you

Debra Hernandez

August 9, 2018

Lenny and I are praying for you in this sad time. So sorry for your loss.

Mark Sawyer

August 9, 2018

So sorry for your lost Angel, my prayers go out to you and your family.

Heidi Thomas

August 8, 2018

All the great memories we made, ur princess as you would say that we always were waiting on is going to miss you dearly my friend. Fly high D. Love u, until we meet again❤

Norma Roddy Hutchcraft

August 8, 2018

I am truly sorry, Praying ForYou All . I have know DD for a long time . We was very small child when we first met . 🙏🙏

Evonne Gilbert

August 8, 2018

Prayers for the family, prayers to all. RIP DD


First Bday together 2013



Dwayne David Guynes was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Dwayne always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Dwayne was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Dwayne was born on June 28, 1977 at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His parents were Reggie and Evelyn. Dwayne was raised in Galvez, Louisiana. Always able to express himself well, Dwayne possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Dwayne was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Dwayne was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Dwayne was raised with 2 siblings. He had a brother, Bubba, and a sister Darlene. Dwayne had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      As a young child, Dwayne showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Dwayne enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He took part in football. He was a Boy Scout. In his spare time he liked taking care of his animals.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Dwayne was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from St. Amant High School in 1995. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      Friends and acquaintances found Dwayne an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Dwayne was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. While growing up, some of his best friends were Carlin DeVeer and Aaron Elisar. Later in life, he became friends with Daniel Arnold and Arthur Ficklin.

      On April 5,2014 Dwayne exchanged wedding vows with Angelina Mary Guynes In the pasture at his home (The Ponderosa) of Prairieville LA. Dwayne was attentive to Angel's feelings, and he charmed Angel and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Dwayne was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid himself, Dwayne identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Dwayne was blessed with 2 children, One son, William (Wet) Delatte and one daughter, Keely (bugs) Cutrer.

      Dwayne was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Dwayne’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Dwayne was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Dwayne could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Field Service Manager. He was employed for a total of 23 years.

      Dwayne enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were hunting, fishing and riding horses. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Because he liked to take risks, Dwayne was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. In high school, Dwayne played football. Recreational sports included riding horses and roping. Dwayne was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Dwayne truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included going to Arkansas, hunting and going on a cruise to Cozumel.

      Dwayne was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Dwayne’s favorites was Flash Gordon and Wyatt Gordon- Bassett Hounds. They were best friends for 12 years and 1 1/2 years. His family was rounded out by his 6 horses, 1 cow, 4 dogs, 1 sugar glider, 3 goldfish.

      Dwayne passed away on August 7, 2018 at The Carpenter House, Baton Rouge La. AVM Rupture/ Shunt Malfunction. He is survived by Wife- Angelina Guynes, Children William Delatte Jr and Keely Cutrer. Mother- Evelyn Guynes and Father- Reggie Tullier. Services were held at St. John Church. Dwayne was laid to rest in Hope Haven Cemetery.

      Dwayne was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Dwayne had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Dwayne David Guynes.