OBITUARY

Samuel Joseph Duplantis

March 3, 1942September 7, 2021
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NEW IBERIA – A Memorial service will be conducted for Samuel Joseph Duplantis, age 79, at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Deacon Marty Cannon will officiate. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Immediately following the services, the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard will perform Military Honors.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A rosary will be prayed at 1:30 pm.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Duplantis passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Born on March 3, 1942 to the late Henry and Effie DeRouen Duplantis, Samuel was one of four children. Sam, as he was better known, was a kind and hardworking man who enjoyed the simple life of country living. He liked being outdoors working in the yard and cutting grass or just spending time fishing with his loving wife, Susan.

Sam proudly served his country in United States Armed Forces and was a Vietnam Veteran. He served as a combat engineer and was honorably discharged. He went on to work for the McIlhenny family at the salt mines for many years before retiring to be with his family. Sam is probably best known for his show rabbits, which he raised along with chickens and some dogs, and the several awards he won from the The American Rabbit Breeders Association, or ARBA, for his efforts.

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all, Samuel will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Dautreuil Duplantis; sons, Kelly Duplantis and Kevin Duplantis (Hannah); brother, Wilton “T-Wit” Fitch (Margie); and grandchildren, Alexander Henry Duplantis and Emery Rose Duplantis

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Duplantis; and sister, Ethel Delahoussaye.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan Dautreuil Duplantis, Loving wife
  • Kelly Duplantis, Son
  • Kevin Duplantis (Hannah), Son
  • Wilton "T-Wit" Fitch (Margie), Brother
  • Alexander Henry Duplantis, Grandchild
  • Emery Rose Duplantis, Grandchild
  • Henry Duplantis, Father (deceased)
  • Effie DeRouen Duplantis, Mother (deceased)
  • John Duplantis, Brother (deceased)
  • Ethel D. Delahoussaye, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Rosary

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Military Honors

    Monday, September 13, 2021

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Sandra Allmond

September 13, 2021

Alex & PawPaw

Sandra and Dannie Allmond

September 12, 2021

We share a beautiful grandson in Alex , so for many many years we shared many sweet moments in our visits to Louisiana from Ga. The wonderful Louisiana cuisine Sam fixed for us and the pride he took In showing us his rabbits or the eggs from his hens or his love for Avery Island .Always a wonderful host. Sam will be missed by many and I know the 8 years invested in Alex ‘s life will always be kept alive by those of us that knew Sam.
Love and prayers to you Susan ,Kelly and Kevin and Hannah , Emerie Rose and Alexander Henry 💜

Jenny Le Blanc Thomas

September 11, 2021

Uncle Sammy will always be remembered as a quiet guy but one that would give you the shirt off his back if needed. Sending my love to Aunt Susie, Kelly and Kevin.

Richard & Brunell Le Blanc

September 11, 2021

What moves through you at this time is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. You may not understand why Sammy left this earth so soon, or why Sammy left before you were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, you will begin to remember not just that Sammy died, but that Sammy lived. And that his life gave you memories too beautiful to forget.

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