OBITUARY

Samuel Leon Fontenot Jr.

August 1, 1942December 2, 2020
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Samuel Leon Fontenot Jr., age 78, of Vinton, Louisiana went to his Eternal Home on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Samuel was born on August 1, 1942 in Oakdale, Louisiana.

Sammy proudly served in the U.S. Airforce. Sammy loved his Lord, family, friends, and would help anyone in need. Sammy enjoyed Saints and LSU Football, and he also was known to mow his lawn even when it didn't need it. In his younger days he loved to rodeo, and ride horses. Sammy was one of the kindest people and he never met a stranger.

Sammy was preceded in death by his grandson, Derris Lindsey, parents, Samuel Leon Fontenot, Sr. and Erline Perry, and a brother, Peco Fontenot.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sherry Fontenot; children, Christine Fontenot, Justin Fontenot, Thomas Exline and wife, Jennifer, Brandy Haley and husband, Dwayne; grandchildren, Chip Lindsey, Jonathan Lindsey, Connor Mitchell, Alexander Exline, Hunter Exline, David Welch, and Ashley Harlow; great-grandchildren, Danni Kay, Dax, Demi, Aaliyah, Jaxson, and Persephone; sisters, Nanclaire Trahan, and Clevie Fontenot; brothers, Tommy Nichols and wife, Louise, Jerry Nichols and wife, Belinda, and Wayne Nichols and wife, Charlene; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Hixson Funeral Home in Vinton.

A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Hixson Funeral Chapel of Vinton.

Mr. Samuel's wishes were to be cremated. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonvinton.com for the Fontenot family.

  • FAMILY

  • Sherry Fontenot, Wife
  • Christine Fontenot, Daughter
  • Justin Fontenot, Son
  • Thomas Exline and wife, Jennifer, Son
  • Brandy Haley and husband, Dwayne, Daughter
  • Chip Lindsey, Jonathan Lindsey, Connor Mitchell, Alexander Exline, Hunter Exline, David Welch, and Ashley Harlow, Grandchildren
  • Danni Kay, Dax, Demi, Aaliyah, Jaxson, and Persephone, Great Grandchildren
  • Nanclaire Trahan, and Clevie Fontenot, Sisters
  • Tommy Nichols and wife, Louise, Jerry Nichols and wife, Belinda, and Wayne Nichols and wife, Charlene, Brothers
  • Derris Lindsey, Grandson (deceased)
  • Samuel Leon Fontenot, Sr. and Erline Perry, Parents (deceased)
  • Peco Fontenot, Brother (deceased)
  • and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 5, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, December 5, 2020

Memories

Samuel Leon Fontenot Jr.

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Robert Miller

December 4, 2020

Many very good memories from along the way. Daddy and Mother get to rejoice to see him again. My special memories are so comfortable.

Bonnie L James

December 4, 2020

Sammy will be missed by so many. My condolences to all of his family. Something people might not know about him was that he was an excellent roper. He was everyones choice to be their heeler. Back then he was known as Frenchie. Once he found out his mom's house had burnt down and came back for a visit he was not happy until he moved back to Louisiana to be around his family. RIP Frenchie.

Linda, Bud Ostrander

December 4, 2020

Sammy was a special fella, the patience of Job, a saintly smile, an old cowboy and a gentleman. He will be missed by all, those that loved him and those that barely knew him. I shall miss him. Rest in peace Mr. Sammy.

Elizabeth Mckenzie

December 3, 2020

To a sweet man that treated me and my son with love since day one will be truly missed forever my guy Paw Paw

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