Daniel Danny James Fontenot, Sr.

November 20, 1952 ~ August 2, 2011

Daniel "Danny" James Fontenot, Sr., 58, of Baton Rouge, LA died at 8:15 PM on August 2, 2011 in his residence.

Mr. Fontenot was born November 20, 1952 in Kinder, LA, he was raised and lived in Lake Charles. In 1986 he moved to Baton Rouge until his passing. Danny was a faithful and dedicated servant of Christ; his family and Lord were the loves of his life.

He was a 1970 graduate of LaGrange High School, where he was Salutatorian and was a 1974 graduate of Louisiana State University. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a 2nd Lieutenant. Mr. Fontenot worked for Molina Health Care Services as a computer programmer until the time of his death. He was an avid LSU fan and also in his later years worked for the LSU Athletic Association for the football games. He attended St. George Catholic Church, where he was a Knights of Columbus member and served as a lector for many years. He was also a member of Toastmasters International and the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as the Religious Coordinator. Danny enjoyed listening to a variety of music, from the 60's, 70's, instrumental and Cajun. He was very proud of his Cajun heritage and loved being a Louisianan. He always smiled, had compassion and concern for others and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed!

Mr. Fontenot is survived by his loving wife of thirty-one years, Cathy Savant Fontenot; sons, Daniel James Fontenot, Jr. and Andrew Neal Fontenot, all of Baton Rouge; father, Percy J. Fontenot (Lou); sisters, Priscilla F. Roy (Hubert Roy), Glenda F. Verret (Leroy) and Theresa F. Bourgeois (Benny), all of Lake Charles; Goddaughters, Amanda Bourgeois, Missy Verret, and Alicia Landreneau; sixteen nieces and nephews; fourteen great-nieces and nephews; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, cousins, friends, and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Euna Mae J. Fontenot; grandparents, Dius and Octavia Fontenot and Dewey and Edna Johnson; father-in-law, William J. Savant; and nephew, Paul Savant.

His funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Bill Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ALS Associations (Lou Gehrig's Disease), P.O. Box 66825, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6825.

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  1. Cathy, Daniel Jr. and Andrew, you and yours are in our prayers. Daniel Sr., may you rest in peace; thank you for giving us such a great example of following Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. Danny was my brother-in-law.He was always concerned how other people were doing even when he was battling his own health issues. He loved everyone. He was faithful to the Lord. We will miss you. He would have been so impressed with the show of people and the beautiful flowers.God Bless you and rest in peace.Linda and Family

  3. Family and Friends of Danny Fontenot,Sincerest condolences on the passing of Danny. I worked with Danny at Molina Medicaid Solutions/Unisys since 2005. His office was next door to mine for a few years and we met in the break room for coffee. We shared similiar interests in Cajun food, music, comedy, and story telling, as well as Boy Scouts and LSU sports. He truly was a kind and gentle man and I will miss his smile, friendliness and compassion. May God rest his soul and accept him into Heaven as quickly as possible.Sincerely,Stephen G. BrunetDenham Springs, LA

  4. I knew Danny through scouting for many years. He will be missed a lot. he was always someone that could be counted upon to fill any need at any time.Godspeed Danny.

  5. I remember Danny so well from elementary school at St Margarets. He was such a wonderful person. Role model. And lover of our Lord Jesus Christ. His life was a beacon for many~~ I'm honored to have known him~~ your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  6. I'll always remember the trips to Baton Rouge or the visits Padan Danny and family would make to our house. We always had the most fun. You will be missed dearly. But know that you are sitting and walking in the Kingdom that God has built for us. Watch over all of us as we morn for the loss of a great friend, dad, husband, uncle or padan.

  7. So very sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I went to school with him at St Margaret's and then LaGrange. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. He is most certainly in God's loving arms as I write this.

  8. TO THE FONTENOT FAMILYPlease accept my sympathy.Losing a loved one is devastating.But we can take comfort in the Bible.Rev.21:4 says And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed away.As long as we put faith and trust in Jehovah God and his Son Jesus christ we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again.May Jehovah comfort your family at this time.

  9. Well Brother, It's your little sister. I miss you sooo much. You are really A Rare Kind Of Guy!!!!! But the Lord only takes the BEST!!!! Be Blessed and You will always Be A Blessing To Everyone!!!!!! I love you with all my heart!!! You will always be greatly missed by me and all!!!!!

  10. What can I say? Danny and I were best of friends for 56 years – yes 56. We did all our first things together – skating, dances, girls, beer and well you get the message. I never had a brother, but if I could have chosen one, it would have been Danny. Have a safe journy my dear friend. You will be missed and loved forever.Clent

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