John Hugh AndrePont

May 26, 1937July 3, 2013
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SULPHUR — John Hugh AndrePont, 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

John was born May 26, 1937, in Church Point, La. He was a 1956 graduate of Sulphur High School, attended Sam Houston State and McNeese State University and proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He began his career in criminal justice as a Border Patrol Officer and then worked 20 years for the U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Customs Service, where he advanced to the position of Assistant District Director. He was recommended four times for the National Treasury Department Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor. He served as National Vice President of the U.S. Customs Association and was a past member of the Maplewood Lion’s Club. John had been an investigator with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office for the past 18 years.

He enjoyed being outdoors, grilling, fishing and playing bass guitar with his family. John mostly enjoyed surrounding himself with family and friends and cherished Sunday family dinners.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Reba Dowies AndrePont; four daughters, Ronda Davison and husband, Robert Davison of Houston, Texas; Tonette “Toni” AndrePont of Wylie, Texas; Michelle “Mickie” AndrePont and partner, Darlene Sweatman of Shreveport, La.; and Nicole AndrePont of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Shannon Davison, Amanda Long, Callie Moseley, Janese Davison, Garen Long, Travis Davison, Trey Short and Mikaela Williams; three great-grandchildren, Skie, Josh and Laylin; two godchildren, Judy AndrePont Hoffpauir and J.T. Fontenot; siblings, Burt AndrePont and wife, Thelma; Betty Sonnier and husband, Joseph G.; Albert AndrePont, and wife Kathi; and Mark AndrePont; sister-in-law, Audrey AndrePont Fontenot; and beloved extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lee AndrePont and mother, Agnes Elkins AndrePont; brother, Leander AndrePont; and grandson, Kevin Davison.

Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Omar Gunter will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from 5 — 9 p.m with a rosary at 6 p.m. followed by a musical reflection of John’s life. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 2 p.m. until time of service. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

The family would like to extend special thanks to MD Anderson Cancer Center for their compassion and care. In his honor, your support of the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2013
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, July 9, 2013
  • Service Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Dianne Credeur

July 22, 2013

Reba, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family during your time of sorrow. Jo Ann called me on the 8th to let us know about John's passing but I had left to go on vacation and did not return till July 20th, that's when I got the message. I called Norma, Melba and Raphael to ask if Mildred had called but they did not know about it. We are so very sorry that we could not be there. We sure would of gone if I was in town because he was very special to us.

July 16, 2013

Reba, I am so sorry to hear, but late, about Mr. John. We so missed you all.
Mary Degraw and family

Dane Primeaux

July 10, 2013

Mr. John was a wonderful man, he will be missed greatly! Prayers for the famly

Paul Fabacher

July 10, 2013

Reba,I am so sorry to hear of your loss, the years fly . May you and the family be at peace.

July 9, 2013

Mic - keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Paula Cartwright

Larry Mashburn

July 9, 2013

Reba and Family, Our prayers are with you. John was a great man and I was proud to have him as a friend.

July 8, 2013

Great friend and classmate, always a part of the SHS Class of '56! We are and will always be a close knit class and I am proud to call John my friend!
Prayers are with Reba and girls throughout this time! Remember with God all things are possible! Shirl V. Edmonds, Class of '56