Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA


Hubert Phillip Fontenot Jr.

April 2, 1931May 3, 2020

Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Jr., age 89, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 peacefully praying his rosary.

Phil was born in Welsh, La. on April 2, 1931 to Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Sr. and Estelle Fontenot.

Phil graduated from Sacred Heart in Ville Platte. He also attended University of Southwest Louisiana. After attending college, Phil enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated the town hardware store in Elton, Iowa and Welsh during his business career. He also served on the Jefferson Davis Police Jury for over 20 years.

A parishioner of OLSD Catholic Church, he was an active usher and Eucharistic Minister. Phil was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and involved in Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his earlier years and also had a passion for raising exotic birds during his free time.

Phil is survived by the love of his life for 64 years, JoAnn Davis Fontenot; his son Aaron Fontenot (Sarah) of Welsh; five daughters, Angela Fontenot, Virginia Guise (Patrick) both of New Orleans, Estelle Fontenot (David) of Hathaway, Aimee Cortez (Jimmy) of Rayne, and Felicia Nash (Jason) of Ragley; his siblings Bernadine Martin of Welsh, Catherine Carr (Richard) of Lake Charles, Mike Fontenot of Jennings, and Ann-Marie Fontenot of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Keaton Fontenot, Andrew Fontenot, Slade Walker, Kage Fontenot, Mary Fontenot, Thersa Fontenot, Claire Fontenot, and Margaret Fontenot; one great grandchild, Audrey Watkins; a daughter in law, Malina Fontenot; and many loved nieces nephews and a host of dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Phillip Fontenot, Sr. and Estelle Fontenot; two siblings, Stephen Fontenot and Mary Young; and four sons Phillip Fontenot III, David Fontenot, Peter Fontenot, Lyle Fontenot.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00am at Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh, La. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Fontenot family.


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Roxanne Camara

May 6, 2020


I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shawn & Roxanne Camara

Gilbert Fontenot

May 5, 2020

My parents were Ulysse and Dorothy Fontenot. My Mother always enjoyed your visits in LakeCharles.
Phil was quite a bit older than me, but I remember that he always had a smile on his face. JoAnn, the past couple of months have been very difficult for you and Phil. You have been in our prayers. May Our Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time

Gilbert and Ginny Fontenot

Pamela Bond

May 4, 2020

Mr. Fontenot always had an open door for me to visit. His home with Mrs. JoAnn Fontenot was a beautiful place of shaded trees and homemade food with Love. Always laughter there. He loved his Family to be close and supportive of each other. He was a serious man at the hardware store. Welcome, but don't visit with Estelle too long..she has work to do. But always Welcome!


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