OBITUARY

Darrell John East

December 15, 1937May 31, 2013
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Darrell John East, 75, of Grand Chenier passed away May 31, 2013 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. Darrell was a retired Deputy with the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Dept. He was a 1957 graduate of Grand Chenier High School. He was a great son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed attending the morning coffee meetings at Kelley’s Mart with friends and neighbors. Prior to his time with the CPSO he was a mechanic for the Cameron Parish Mosquito Control. He was the proud bus driver for the South Cameron High School Tarpons and loved his coaching buddies. Darrell was a member of the J.P. Boudoin K of C Council in Creole where he served as Grand Knight. He later joined the Evans P. Mhire K 0f C in Grand Chenier. He served as Board President for the Cameron Parish Special Olympics. He and his father owned and operated East’s Shell Service Station in Grand Chenier for many years. He was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Ena Theriot East; his sister, Hulaine Kelley and his loving wife of 46 years Juanita “Nita” Ruth Jones East. Left to cherish Darrell’s memory is his children, Debbie Jo Doxey and husband, James, Bryan East and wife, Stephanie, Lisa Lannin and husband, John; his sister, Leola Theriot; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Derek Vaughan, Chance Doxey, Tyler Lannin, Mitchel Kelley, Mark Theriot and Ronald Mhire. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00pm, Monday, June 3, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. Tim Goodly will officiate. Visitation will begin Sunday 4:00pm-8:00pm with a rosary at 6:00pm at the church hall and resume Monday 10:00am until service time. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Grand Chenier. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Patrick’s Hospital Unit 41, Rehabilitation Center and Christus Hospice and especially his first cousin and caregiver, Poochie East.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 3, 2013
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Steve LaFleur

June 5, 2013

Deepest sympathy to the East/Theriot/Kelley families, you are in our prayers. Mr. Darrell is one of the most memorable figures from my teen years in Grand Chenier - he taught all of us boys a lot, about mechanics, musician, or just passing a good time! The small place called Grand Chenier has lost another bit of its living history.

RONNIE THERIOT

June 4, 2013

YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYES AS WELL AS IN OUR HEARTS MR DARREL WAS A FRIEND TO ALL AND ALWAYS HAD A HAD A KIND WORD TO ALL GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Eric, Kiristie, Trevor, & Bralen Bertrand

June 4, 2013

Although no words can really help to ease the loss y'all bear, just know that y'all are very close in every thought and prayer..

June 3, 2013

Lisa and family - we are so sorry for your loss - I know you have many good memories - hold on to them. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Robert and Jean Primeaux and family

Mike McCall

June 2, 2013

East family, Joel and I are so very sorry for you loss. Your father was a wonderful person and was your mother. They were a part of my growing up and I am a better person for having known them. Your family are in our prayers. Mike and Joel McCall

Barbara & Jude Mire

June 2, 2013

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you all

June 1, 2013

Leola: Heartfelt sympathy to you and all of your family in your loss. I remember fondly of my time in Grand Chenier and having coffee with the East Family. Betty S. Zeigler

Lloyd Kelley

June 1, 2013

Debbie Jo, Lisa, and Brian,
I know you are hurting right now and I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dad. He will be missed, but please know that he is now in the loving arms of God and experiencing the peace that only God can give. I will be praying for your healing and comfort in this very difficult time.

Terry Beard

June 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Will miss drinking coffee with him at Kelley Mart.

Terry & Susan Beard

Cheryl Miller

June 1, 2013

Debbie Jo, Brian and Lisa and families, may God wrap you in the comfort of knowing that your Mom and Dad are together again and watching down on all of you. My prayers are with you guys. He was such a wonderful man and a father to us all.