Alvin Joseph Theriot
February 13, 1928 – March 20, 2020
New Iberia – Alvin Joseph Theriot, a native of Iberia Parish and resident of New Iberia, passed away from natural causes peacefully Friday, March 20, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was 92.
Alvin was born February 13, 1928 in Iberia Parish to the late Telesphore Theriot and the late Louvenia Derouen Theriot. He married his sweetheart, Armina Romero Theriot, and celebrated 65 years together. During their marriage, Alvin served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He loved his country and was proud to display the American Flag at his home.
He has always had a love for and worked on vehicles his entire life. He was a mechanic early on and worked for Jack Brooks and LeBlanc & Broussard Ford Garage here in New Iberia. He would later open Theriot’s Canal Station and successfully operate his business for 42 years with his wife Armina, son Kevin and his daughter Janet. He provided a service to many people in the community during those years when times were tough. The business is now operated by his son Kevin, grandson Kevin Jr. and granddaughter Shannon as Theriot’s Service Center. After retiring from his business in 1998, he helped his son for years and remained interested in the daily operations of his son's business until his passing. He has always instilled in his family to work hard and to help others in need.
Many will also remember Mr. Alvin for the 27 years as a School Bus driver for Iberia Parish School Board, Bus #48, something he loved dearly. Early on and throughout his life, one of his favorite pastimes was taking his wife, Armina on Sunday rides to look at all the new cars on the lots of the local dealerships. Alvin and his wife Armina also enjoyed many travels with their grandchildren.
He was lovingly known as Paw and will be missed dearly. We rejoice in his heavenly reward and are happy for his reunion with Armina, Janet, Wayne and all of his family. Until we meet again.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Theriot, Sr. and Dianna Desormeaux Theriot; his three grandchildren, Kevin Theriot, Jr. and wife Nikki, Shannon Theriot, and Tanya Trosclair Castille and husband Michael; and his six great grandchildren whom he adored, Tyson Rivet, Cole Theriot, Jordan Alleman, Kennedi Theriot, Kate Theriot, and Wayne Castille.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Armina Romero Theriot; his daughter, Janet Theriot Trosclair; his grandson, Wayne Trosclair; and his sister Mildred Theriot Owens.
Private funeral services will be held for Mr. Alvin J. Theriot and he will be laid to rest along side his wife at St. Nicholas Mausoleum in Patoutville.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Kevin Theriot, Sr., Kevin Theriot, Jr., Tyson Rivet, Cole Theriot, Jordan Alleman, and Wayne Castille.
The family would like to greatfully thank the wonderful nurses with Grace Home Health and Grace Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mr. Alvin. We are also thankful to his daughter in law, Dianna Desormeaux Theriot for lovingly caring for him for many years as his caregiver. We would also like to thank Bonnie Marceaux for greatly helping care for him and for going above and beyond.
Family and friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Theriot’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share your words of comfort and memories of Mr. Alvin.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
- Kevin Theriot, Sr. (Dianna Desormeaux Theriot), Son
- Kevin Theriot, Jr. (Nikki), Grandson
- Shannon Theriot, Granddaughter
- Tanya Trosclair Castille (Michael), Granddaughter
- Tyson Rivet, Great Grandson
- Cole Theriot, Great Grandson
- Jordan Alleman, Great Grandson
- Kennedi Theriot, Great Granddaughter
- Kate Theriot, Great Granddaughter
- Wayne Castille, Great Grandson
- Armina Romero Theriot, Wife of 65 years (deceased)
- Janet Theriot Trosclair, Daughter (deceased)
- Wayne Trosclair, Grandson (deceased)
- Louvenia Derouen Theriot, Mother (deceased)
- Telesphore Theriot, Father (deceased)
- Mildred Owens, Sister (deceased)
- Kevin Theriot, Sr., Pallbearer
- Kevin Theriot, Jr., Pallbearer
- Tyson Rivet, Pallbearer
- Cole Theriot, Pallbearer
- Jordan Alleman, Pallbearer
- Wayne Castille, Pallbearer
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Alvin Joseph Theriot
March 30, 2020
Your family has my deepest sympathy.....Mr Theriot was a good friend for many years....I knew him and his family from the station and the School Board....always loved to stop and talk with him about politics.....we sure will miss him......
March 25, 2020
Dear Kevin, So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Alvin and Janet were always so kind. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all!
March 25, 2020
Kevin and family, we are so sorry to learn of Mr. Alvin's passing. I hope everyone can find some peace at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed. A man of the highest integrity to be sure. We always enjoyed talking to him when we had the chance. Sadly, we only learned of Janet's passing through Mr. Alvin's obituary. Very sorry to find this out as well. She always did a fine job at the shop and will be missed also. With deepest sympathies, Kent and Catherine.
March 23, 2020
our thoughts and prayers are with you all mike and patty williams
March 22, 2020
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Aden Keeter
March 22, 2020
Kevin, It's very hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. The loss of a Dad is so hard on everyone. He was a great man. May God Bless, You are in our prayers.
March 21, 2020
Continued prayers for the family. May you keep those specious memories forever in your heart. Thanks to the Theriot family for being so kind, considerate and thoughtful with your business. God bless you all....