Kirk Fontenot

January 30, 1963 ~ September 23, 2011

Derryl Kirk Fontenot, 48, of Lake Charles passed away, Friday, September 23, 2011.

He was born in Mamou, LA, and was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. Kirk was a graduate of Lake Charles High School and a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.

Survivors include his father, Howard J. Fontenot; one brother, Mike Fontenot both of Lake Charles; one sister, Lynn Fontenot Spreen and husband Douglass and a niece Elyse Spreen all of Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Tate Fontenot.

His Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 26, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Dan Landry will officiate. A gathering of friends and family will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Monday, in the funeral home.

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  1. Fontenot Family:We are so sorry for your loss and you have our deepest sympathy.The Fontenot Family and the Poe Family have spent many hours at the ballpark watching our sons play ball.May God's blessing be with you.Ida Poe family

  2. God bless you and your family Mr. Fontenot. Kirk and the rest of your family welcomed this third grader into your home many years ago during my first experience with Little League Baseball. Guys like Kirk could make a new kid to the group feel comfortable and right at home with his sense of fairness and his wit of course. His leadership qualities continued in high school, on and off the field. If we were ever in a bind during a football game, I always felt good knowing Kirk was the only one talking in the huddle, providing direction and encouragement. I'm deeply sad about our loss, but feel really good that I knew Kirk. I have some great memories to pull from. A pitching artist, a dynamite quarterback and a tremendous friend… Know that we're here if you need us for anything.-Gerald McDaniel Family

  3. I am sorry for your loss of Kirk. Isaiah 49:15 says that God does not forget us. May you find comfort in the Bible's promise that there will be a resurrection.(John 5:28,29) Luke 8:52-56 tells us that the dead are sleeping. Almighty God, Jehovah assures us that He will end tears, pain, death and mourning. (Revelation 21:4,5)

  4. I met Kirk several years ago. He really was a great guy and anyone who truly knew him knew this was true. He use to come by and see me at work and I will miss that. I lost a son 10 years ago and knew how hard this will be for you. But we know now that Kirk will be with Jesus and he bill ok. Again, so sorry for your loss.

  5. I remember Kirk from Mid City Little League, I looked up to him as an amazing baseball player. My prayers go out to friends and family of Kirk. RIP Kirk.

  6. Kirk and I dated in the mid 80's. Although we had lost touch with each other since that time period, I was very saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

  7. Kirk's smile and winning attitude came from within, may that smile live on in all of our memories. I wish that I had known him as an adult. May your days of grief pass and I wish for you only the happiest of memories remain. Sincerely Julie Richard-McPherson

  8. Mr Fontenot, My prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed playing baseball with Kirk back in the midcity days. He was a great pitcher. He will be missed, God Bless.

  9. Mr Fontenot, my prayers are with you, lynn and mike at this time. i remember who kirk really was. so sorry for all the pain. kirk is reunited with his mom now…finally at peace with jesus!

  10. Mr. Fontenot and Family,Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of bereavement. Kirk was wonderful classmate and a good friend. Be encouraged and know that Kirk is now resting in the arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

  11. Mr. Fontenot— Jane and I will be praying for you in the loss of Kirk. I loving nicked named him Big Mamou. I know that you will miss him. We pray that The Holy Spirit will comfort you and other family members in the days ahead. You need not to be concerned about him any more because he is now home. Love— Stephen and Jane Collins

  12. Mr. Fontenot, Mike, and Lynn:I do not know you personally, but I knew Kirk and counted him as a friend. He was a great guy, an awesome athlete, and incredibly nice and fun person to be around. He will be greatly missed by all the people who knew and loved him. I will lift you and yours up in prayer in the days ahead. May God comfort your hearts with His peace during this difficult time.

  13. Mr. Fontenot. I am sorry for your loss. Kirk was an extraordinary person. I knew him going back to Oak Park Eagles and Mid-City LL Days. i always thought he could do anything and do it well and without ego. He was a natural. My prayers are with you.

  14. Mr. Howard, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for you're loss. My dad Richard Hebert thought the world of you, so in his memory I extend my heart out to you and your family. Love, Angela Hebert Sovereign

  15. My prayers and condolences are with the Kirk Fontenot family. Kirk was a very friendly person who made everyone feel valued and appreciated with his contagious smile and sparkling eyes. His memory will live in those who knew him.

  16. To Mr. Fontenot and family:My prayers go out to you during your loss.I always remember Kirk being a very nice guy and an excellent athlete. My Dad (Cecil Brown) coached Kirk in baseball (Mid City LL team that went to Williamsport) and football and my Dad always said Kirk was such a naturally gifted kid when it came to athletics. Based upon the way he pitched and/or quarterbacked, I couldn't agree more.I shared several classes with Kirk at LCHS and I always remember him laughing and smiling. He always had something funny to say and the girls always loved him too.May God Bless You during this time.RIP Kirk Fontenot!

  17. To my we go back a long way..from playing baseball at Mid City to playing at LCH..I remember you'd just gotten a new pair of white shoes..Coach Thib got so mad a us that he spit his chew all of them..We all just kinda smiled and didn't say a word.Nothing ever got you down..:-) I'll miss you my good friend.

  18. Word's cannot begin to express my sorrow and sadness of your loss.Kirk was a beautiful soul and I feel forunate to have known him.May you find some comfort in knowing that he is with Ms.Mary in heaven.Know that your family is and will always be in my prayers.

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