James  Edward Gotreaux

Published 12:54 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2021

JENNINGS — It is with great sadness that we share with you that a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, James Edward Gotreaux passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 11, 2021.  James was born in Lafayette, La., on July 3, 1940, to Amar Gotreaux and Louise Credeur.  James was a mechanic in the oil & gas industry and was very hardworking.  He was known by many as “Punk”, had a great sense of humor, and never met a stranger.   James loved classic cars, he also made the best BBQ around, but above all he was a strong man of faith, who loved his family and adored his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  To say the least, James was a kind and generous man who was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

James is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margie H. Gotreaux of Jennings, La.; his son, Donnie James Gotreaux of Lake Charles, La.; his three daughters, Sonji Marie Gotreaux Clooney (Mike) of Lake Charles, La., Tami Lynn Gotreaux Roy of Lake Charles, LA, Debra Abshire (Gary) of Gueydan, La.; his six grandchildren, Wayne Ledbetter, III (Lakyn), Jordan James Roy, Savannah Hope Roy, Brittany Gotreaux Guthrie, Caleb Gotreaux, and Cindy Abshire; his five great grandchildren; his two brothers, Early Gotreaux (Barbara) of Jennings, La., A.J. Gotreaux (Linda) of Jennings, La.   

James was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Amar Gotreaux; his siter, Nancy Legros; two brothers, Alcede Gotreaux, & Henry Gotreaux.

Services to celebrate James ‘s life will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings, La., on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. with Brother David Rials officiating.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings, La., beginning on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Visitation will resume on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 8 a.m. and continue until the time of his Service at 11 a.m.

James’ family has decided on cremation following his Services, which has been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net