J. E. Hixson & Sons

3001 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA


Michael Adam Dupuis

February 21, 1945June 27, 2020

Michael Adam Dupuis, 75, of Sulphur passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his residence. He was born in New Orleans, LA. on February 20, 1945. Mike became a Lake Charles resident in 1949, graduating from LaGrange Senior High in 1963. Mike had varied interests that included baseball and basketball; he became a master carpenter, a salesman, and owned the first home inspection franchise to operate in the lake area, which he ran successfully for 26 years. In retirement he returned to his love of woodworking, creating beautiful and useful lathe-turned and segmented wooden art pieces, enjoying craft fairs, honey-do, and Daddy-do projects. He was a member of the Southwest LA Wood Workers Club. Mike was an avid fisherman, and sometimes hunter, joking that duck was the most expensive meat he ever “purchased”. He was a tireless reader of history, economics, political theory, and science, and loved to discuss the same with friends and strangers alike. As a member of the LaGrange 1963 Reunion Committee, he used his computer skills to organize the data and keep the grads in touch.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 57 years, Catherine Donnelly Dupuis, three amazing daughters-Paula Bray (Steve), Carolyn Tolbert (Kent), Stephanie Dupuis, and former son-in-law Lt. Col. Joseph Gross, US Army, Retired; five grandchildren-Charles R. Gross, Angela Gross Bennett(Brandon), Samantha Bray Ader (Dan), Tyler G. Tolbert, and Jordan Bray; and two great grandchildren-Claire Marie Ader and Blair Grey Tolbert, and one sister, Sister Barbara Marie Dupuis, MSC., and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Emma Nunez Dupuis.Cremation has been entrusted to Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Memorial services will be announced later. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.jehixson.com.


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Joseph Gross

July 1, 2020

It takes time to process the loss of someone like Mike. He was an amazing man who had such influence in life. I was lucky to know him. I learned so much from him and I miss him terribly. Mike could speak on nearly any subject and bring such a great perspective to the discussion. He never belabored a point and always listened intently. He was a gentleman in that way. He read so broadly, you just knew he could help you with nearly anything. My favor times were helping in his work area and learning just a little more about carpentry, the topic du jour, or just life in general.

Mike loved one woman, raised three wonderful girls, influenced many and helped at least three boys, that I know of, grow into men.

An African proverb says that when a wise man dies, the world loses a library. We can say that when a good man dies, the world loses a library and so much more.

My deepest regrets to the family and all who knew and loved Mike.

Regina Guidry Realtor

June 29, 2020

Mrs. Dupuis and Family, sorry for your loss. As a Realtor I had the opportunity to work with Mike on several occasions and called on, he and his company quite often. May he rest in peace and continued prayers for his family and friends.

God Bless
Regina Guidry Realtor

Mary Kay Hopkins

June 29, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I got to know Mike early-on in his house-inspection days and he was simply the best! I liked, admired, appreciated, and respected him a great deal. My deepest condolences.

Darlene Otubusin

June 29, 2020

Carolyn & family,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father, husband and friend to many. He was a well-rounded man. May our God comfort you today and in the days ahead.

Darlene Otubusin

Mary Coltrane

June 29, 2020

Stephanie and family my loving thoughts prayer and hugs to All..
God Bless each of you now and in the days to come.. ^()^
From: S. C.