Amilca Frederick "Coach"
Published in The Advocate from December 31, 2012 to January 2, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Amilca Frederick Fontenot
also known as "Coach" announces his passing on Sunday, December
30, 2012 in the comfort of his home. He was 80.
A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, January
2, 2013 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice. Interment will follow in the
Ortego Cemetery with Deacon Gary Gaudin officiating.
Coach served his country honorably in the United States Air Force where
he was a instructor and played baseball for the Air Force.
He had Bachelor of Science in Education from Northwestern State University
and a Masters Degree from Louisiana State University, played minor league
baseball for Los Angeles Dodgers, retired teacher and coached high school
baseball and football at East Ascension High School and he also coached
American Legion baseball.
From 1979 till present a business owner of Brittany Enterprise. Coach
was an avid duck hunter and sportsman.
Coach will be missed dearly by his beloved wife, Brenda G. Fontenot of
West Monroe; two children, Steven Fontenot of Miami, Fl. And Deborah Blackwell
and husband, Claude Jr. of Gonzales; three step children, Waymond Hales
of Rayville, Cindy Russell and Tabitha Hales both of West Monroe; two
brothers, A.J. Fontenot and wife, Mary of Midland, TX and Lawrence Fontenot
and wife, Kathy of Eunice; one sister, Clarine Thibodeaux and husband,
Albert of Iota; three grandchildren, Claude "Tripp" Blackwell
III, Jamie Blackwell and Mitchell Fontenot; four step grandchildren, Zach
Hales, Mariah Elise Hales, Brittney Poole and Nicholas Russell; and three
great grandchildren, Morgan Blackwell, Kohan Poole and Jaylyn Poole.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence C. and Rosa Belle Fontenot;
and two brothers, Roland Paul Fontenot and Clarence Luther Fontenot.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral
Home in Eunice on Wednesday, January 2nd from 9:00 am until time of services.
Deacon Gary Gaudin will recite a Rosary at 11:00 am Wednesday.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements. (337) 457-3371.