SSG Jarred Seth Fontenot
Port Barre Funeral services for SSG Jarred Seth Fontenot, 35, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2007, with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
The Military Chaplain- Major Clemete Maruicio will officiate the services.
Mr. Fontenot was a native of Port Barre and resident of Fort Carson, Colorado. He died at 3:18 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, while serving his country.
During his eighth grade year, Jarred was the starter for the football team and excelled greatly during his high school years. He was a 1991 graduate of Port Barre High School.
He joined the LA National Guards in 1990. During his first deployment to Iraq, he was a member of the 256th Bridgade. He was currently serving his second tour in Iraq as an Infantryman in the U. S. Army with the Alpha Company 2-12 Infantry Unit of Ft. Carson, Colorado. He was a SSG while in the Military. He was the recipient of the following awards and badges: Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal w Bronze Service Star, Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Weapons Qualification Badge. He was also a member of the Port Barre VFW and the American Legion.
He was previously employed as a former Port Barre Police Officer and a former St. Landry Parish Sheriff Deputy. He was a family man who liked to live life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially playing with his children and watching television together. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, camping, and target shooting. Some of his other pastime activities include: wrestling with the boys, mud riding, bicycling, rock climbing, scuba
ing, and restoring hot rods.
He was a loving husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother, and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Dana Lamke Fontenot; three sons: Cameron Seth Fontenot, Logan Lee Fontenot, and Mason Paul Fontenot, all of Port Barre; one daughter, Macy Lynn Fontenot of Port Barre; one sister, Kallie Jo Fontenot Leipold of Raeford, North Carolina; his maternal grandparents: Charles and Dorothy Marks of Port Barre; his parental guardians, Robert and Kathy Sylvester of Port Barre; two brothers: Pfc. Christopher Blair Sylvester of Ft. Wainewright, Alaska; and Michael Brice Sylvester of Port Barre; mother-in-law, Bett Dedon of Port Barre; father-in-law, Robert Lamke, Sr. of Port Barre; four sisters-in-law, Evelyn Courville and husband, Barry; Danielle Lamke, Dakota Dedon and Delaney Dedon, all of Port Barre; three brothers-in-law: John Lamke and wife, Kelly of Gonzales; Robert Lamke, Jr. and wife, Alesia of Port Barre; and Arthur Lamke and wife, Pam of Port Barre; three nephews: James Ryan Leipold, Joshua Michael Leipold, and Justus Von Leipold, all of Raeford, North Carolina; Two nieces, Michaela Sylvester of Maryland ; and Annie Elizabeth Lamke of Port Barre; aunts and uncles: Jeanette Fontenot Gray of Boston, Massachusetts; Keith Marks and wife, Faith of Port Barre; and Danny Alex Stoute and wife, Maxine, of Port Barre; and a host of cousins and dear friends.
Jarred was preceded in death by his parents: Marshall Fontenot and Jackie Stoute Fontenot; paternal grandparents: Douglas Fontenot, Jr. and Agnes Ledoux Fontenot.
P Visiting hours will be observed in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas on Friday, October 26, 2007, from 12 p.m
MY SINCEREST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JARRED S. FONTENOT.
I DIDNT KNOW HIM AT ALL AND HAPPENED BY THIS OBITUARY WHILE VISITING ANOTHER PERSONS MEMORIAL... I WANT TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION FOR ALL HE DID SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND THE SACRIFICES YOU ALL MADE AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE JARRED S. FONTENOT . GOD BLESS THE CHILDREN AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES: JEFFREY COLLINS
JEFFREY COLLINSORANGE, TX
Michelle and I just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy to Jarreds entire family. Michelle Rabalais graduated from Port Barre High with Jarred. She told me how much he would talk about wanting to serve his country in the military. I guess that loosing his life for our country was his greatest gift and the way he wanted to be remembered. Our prayers are with you.
Chris Michelle MorrowKrotz Springs, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this tragic time. Just remember that he has served his country proud and that we are all very grateful Americans to call him a HERO. I know that no words at this time can ease the pain, but he was very much needed to Gods work in a different aspect.
Mitch Leger FamilyPort Barre, LA
Jarred is a hero and will always be remembered. He was very loved as im sure everyone can tell by his beautiful ceremony. He will never be forgotten, as he has touched so many peoples hearts. Always remember that he is watching over you and the kids, Dana, and he will be waiting with open arms to greet you when you get to heaven.
With Love Your Sister,
Danielle LamkePort Barre, LA
Dana, Cameron, Logan, Mason, and Macy:
To have known Jarred was such an honor He was a great friend. I know he loved you all and you must keep his memory alive in your hearts. He gave his life fullfilling his dream of being a soldier, and I know he must be honored and proud. We had wonderful times during high school and I will always remember those times. Dana, your job now is to help your children remember what a loving and wonderful father they had. You all will be in my prayers. I love you.
Trina EstisPort Barre, LA
We are so sorry for your loss. I think there is a very special place in heaven for Jarred. We will be praying for all of you.
Amy SpearsPort Barre, LA
I send my condolences to Jareds Family. Jackie, my heart goes out to you. To all of Jareds family and friends,,,,,,you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Veronica Basco JuneauHessmer, LA
You have our sympathy and ours prayers are with you.
Ramona Taylor and Mr. Mrs Raymond TaylorPort Barre, LA
Our deepest symphamy goes out to Dana and all of her family.Jarred will be greatly missed by all who knew him.He was a wonderful person to know.I will always remember how helpful he was to everyone. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Dale and Cindy BarronPort Barre, LA
I am deeply saddened at your loss and send my condolences to you and your family. I would also like to share with you a comforting scripture from the Bible at John 5:28,29 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice the voice of Jesus and come out.
God has all of our loved ones in His memory and at a future time will resurrect them back to life.
Again, your family has my deepest sympathy.
BethanyNew Iberia, LA
May God bless you and your family. We are very proud of you for all you have done for our county the county of Iraq. Youve made it better for both countries.
Barry Pam BrileyPort Barre, LA
There was never a finer example of a hero than you, Jarred. Since the first day I met you, I knew you were a soldier at heart. Thank you for defending our freedom and protecting us.
You were a great friend and because of that, I have great childhood memories. My only regret is that I never got a chance to really tell you how much you meant to me growing up.
One day well meet again, my friend. I love you.
Forever your friend,
Brady AymondCarencro, LA
May God look over your family
Norma D. and Glenn LagrangeBaton Rouge, LA
Our deepest sympathy goes out to wife and children, Aunt Dot and Uncle Charles all who knew and loved him. When Jarrad was very young I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, his reply was, a soldier. God Bless you Jarrad and Thank you for keeping our country safe, we will miss you.
Gene and Penny SoileauPort Barre, LA
Dear Dana and Family,
We are so sorry for loss. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call. You have our prayers and love.
Rena Spencer KnoebelOpelousas, LA
Dear Dana and Family,
May God comfort you during this time as only He can. Jarred was a true soldier and hero. My husband and I are thankful for our memories of Jarred at Port Barre High. We will be forever grateful for men like him who gave all for us God bless
Bill and Wanda InmanBreaux Bridge, LA
may our prayer comfort the family . i pray for strength and understanding
mr. mrs danny malbroughcrowley, LA
My deepest sympathy to your family and please know that all of you are in my prayers. Please know that it takes a very special person to serve our Country and you should continue to be proud of Jared. I remember playing with Jared at the farm in Lawtell and remember how he idolized his uncles who served in the military. God Bless You
Laura Goodwin Guillory Daughter of Paul and Patricia Goodwin
Laura Goodwin GuilloryDenham Springs, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cory and Chantel PeltierNew Iberia, LA
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. We have all lost a true Hero.
Dana Inman RachalBaton Rouge, LA
Jarred will be missed. He was a good friend and a good officer. I have only good memories of him. He is a real hero and I am proud to have worked with him and to have known him. May God bless his family and give them the strength to stand tall in this time of need. Gonna miss you Rambo. Deon Boudreaux.
Deon BoudreauxPort Barre, LA