James Donald Fontenot, 67, of Chidester, passed away at his home Jan. 20, 2013.

He was born in Sulfur, La., to Eldes and Lula Doucet Fontenot. He spent many years driving a truck until he went to Paramedic School and found the career he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldes and Lula Fontenot; a son, James D. Fontenot, Jr.; a brother, Joseph Earl Fontenot; and a great-granddaughter, Lily Jane Fontenot.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Fontenot of Chidester; sons, Michael Lee Fontenot of Cold Springs, Texas, and Michael Paul Fontenot of Chidester; daughters, Catherine Brantley of Lake Charles, La., Nikki Schexnider of Lake Author, La., and Candi Marie Fontenot of Cold Springs, Texas; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and one brother, Michael Ray Fontenot of Onalaska, Wash.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to J.D. Fontenot Paramedic Scholarship, Attn: Nick Hibbs, Nevada County Ambulance Service, 237 Hale Avenue, Prescott, AR 71857. 

To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com

Published: 01/22/2013