Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Fontenot

Published 2:19 pm Friday, October 1, 2021

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Fontenot, 44, of Moss Bluff, LA, died at 1:34 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at a local hospital.

Kenny was born August 2, 1977 in Lake Charles and was a life-long resident of Moss Bluff.  He was a 1995 graduate of Sam Houston High School, where he played football and baseball.  He received many recognitions as an exceptional catcher and batter throughout his Bronco’s baseball career, including All-District Catcher numerous years and Distinguished Athlete Award by the U.S. Marine Corp.  Following graduation, he continued his love for baseball and coached the Dixie Brewers from 1997 to 2003, winning 5 Dixie Major Baseball Championships, the Dixie Major State Championship, which was a first for Moss Bluff, and going to the World Series in 2001.  Later, as Kenny’s son, Braden began to play, Kenny coached his teams for a number of years and coached the All-Star team seven years ago.  Braden’s love switched to wrestling so Kenny fully engulfed himself in everything he needed to know to help his son accelerate in the sport.  Kenny coached the Junior Bronco Wrestlers for many years and traveled the country for various wrestling tournaments.  Along with Mike Roach, he was to begin coaching the Sam Houston High School Wrestling team this year and was looking forward to this new adventure.  Not only was he coach to many, he was also the biggest fan at his daughter, Lilly Kay’s dance recitals every year.  Kenny worked twenty-six years at Chennault International Airport, working his way from the bottom up to an Airfield Maintenance Supervisor.  He was a dedicated employee that poured his heart and soul into making Chennault a success.  Kenny always believed in God, family and his job, in that order.  He was a very active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Ragley, where he served as an usher, was on the Pastoral Counsel and Building Committee, an ACTS Brother, a member of the Men’s Group and the Knights of Columbus, and taught CCD along with his wife, Marla.  Kenny was always the rock of his family.  He was a dedicated and devoted husband, loving father, son and brother, faithful friend, and was always there for anyone who needed a helpful hand.  He was loved by many and will never be forgotten.

Kenny is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Marla Landry Fontenot; son, Braden Wayne Fontenot; daughter, Lillian Kay Fontenot, all of Moss Bluff; mother, Linda B. Kline of Lake Charles; father, Phillip Fontenot and wife Jeannice of Moss Bluff; in-laws, Keith and Jackie Landry of Moss Bluff; brothers, Phil Fontenot and wife Brandy of Lake Charles and Tommy Fontenot and wife Shawnya of Moss Bluff; step-sister, Veronica Primeaux of Moss Bluff; brother-in-law, Brandon Landry and wife Angela of Moss Bluff; God-children, Louis Gaige Gilley and Adam Viator; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Mike Kline; and grandparents, Lawrence Edward and Mae Loris LeBlanc Fontenot and Leroy and Ethel Mae Bohannon.

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Theodore Catholic Church.  Fathers Jeffrey Starkovich, Tim Goodley, and Andy DeRouen will officiate.  Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff.  Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff on Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with an ACTS rosary at 6:00 PM.  Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday from 8:00 AM to 9:45 AM.

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