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Gilmer James Duhon

July 26, 1941 ~ June 30, 2021

Mr. Gilmer James Duhon, 79, of Sulphur passed away at 12:49 PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in local hospital.

Mr. Duhon was a native of Lake Charles and lived in the Lake Charles-Sulphur area all his life. He was the owner/operator of Duhon’s Muffler Repair. He enjoyed the Dallas Cowboys, camping, building fires, and gambling with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Fay Duhon of Sulphur, La; Son, Merrick Todd Duhon of Lafayette, LA; grandson Matthew Shane Duhon and wife Lauren, of Church Point, LA and two great grandsons, Maverick and Ridge Duhon; one sister, Del Guillory and husband Herman of Lafayette, LA; and one brother, Rodney Duhon and wife Mary of Lake Charles, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gilmer was preceded on death my his loving parents Mr and Mrs Jessie James Duhon and his sister Jessie Dean Regan Kounter. He was loved by all who knew him, but especially by all of his nieces and nephews.

A gathering of Friends a family will begin at 9:00 AM with a rosary being recited at 10:30 AM. Cannon Moreau will officiate. Cremation was entrusted to Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for the family of Paran Gilmer. Oh the memories and laughs he has provided. What a day it will be when we meet again.

  2. I would like to add Gilmer was preceded on death my his loving parents Mr and Mrs Jessie James Duhon and his sister Jessie Dean Regan Kounter. He was loved by all who knew him, but especially by all of his nieces and nephews. Uncle Gilmer was always so supportive and never missed a ballgame . He was ready to brag about each one and I know Sulphur High will miss him. His nephew Jesse Duhon was especially in love with him.
    My brother was a big teddy bear and when he would hug it was so tight it hurt. When he talked, everyone knew he was in the room. I last saw him last month at our aunt’s funeral and we all had to tell him to shush. LOL He had to talk to everyone and I’m sad to say they left right after the funeral and I don’t remember getting that big hug goodbye. I just knew I would be seeing him again. 
    Gilmer could fix anything and if he couldn’t find parts he made them. Everyone knew him as the “Muffler Man” because he could design a muffler to fit anything that rolled.
    He always referred to me as his
     “ Little Sister” and the older I got the more I loved hearing him call me that. When I was little it was Gilmer I wanted if I was sick. I guess I thought if he could get through his seizures he could make me better too. 
    I want to thank Faye for always being a good wife and making sure he took and monitored his meds. I know Mom and Dad always felt blessed that he had such a caring wife. They were so proud of all their success. 
    It will be a different world with him but I was so blessed to have him as my brother. 
    Thank you Jesus for not letting him suffer and I pray he was met at Heaven’s Gate by Mom, Dad, Jesse and Deanie. I know they were waiting.  God rest his soul for all eternity! I loved you dearly Big Brother. ✝️😪💙🙏🛐

  3. My deepest condolences to Rodney, Delmay, Todd, Matt and all of Gilmer’s family and friends – I know Gilmer’s loss will leave a big hole in their lives. Gilmer was my best friend in High School – good times and carefree times. I have wonderful memories to draw from when I think of Gilmer and those times. The nights spent at the Moulin Rouge, gatherings at Travis’s, the all night Saturday card games at the Duhon’s house with Gilmer, Rodney, Ray Duhon, Bobby Burson, Johnny Hanks and others at various times. I remember the time that Gilmer helped me change out the transmission on my old ’49 Ford (painted in black primer with a paint brush by Phil Thomas, sold to me for $100 before he headed back to California after graduation). It was mostly me and Gilmer under the car replacing the transmission, but we had plenty of shade tree mechanics standing around drinking beer and offering advice. Yes, I have these and other wonderful memories of a great guy as I celebrate his life. Knowing that Gilmer is in a special place in heaven reserved for him by God helps, but I’ll still miss him. Rest in Peace, Gilmer my good friend. Rest in Peace.

  4. In my previous message, I left out the most important member of Gilmer's family – Faye. Even proof reading the message a bunch of times I still left out the person that most made his life complete. I apologize, Faye.

  5. Uncle Gilmer was the best uncle a nephew could ever have. He was like a father to me. He always was there for me. He helped me even when my own parents wouldn't. If it wasn't for him and my aunt Fay, I really don't know where I would be today. Thank you God for my uncle, he will be truly missed but never forgotten.

  6. Uncle Gilmer was the best uncle a nephew could ever have. He was like a father to me. He always was there for me. He helped me even when my own parents wouldn't. If it wasn't for him and my aunt Fay, I really don't know where I would be today. Thank you God for my uncle, he will be truly missed but never forgotten.

  7. My heart was broken when I heard of the loss of Gilmer. He will truly be missed. Gilmer had a way of making you feel very welcome in his home. I was able to spend several weeks with he & Fay when my home was torn up from hurricanes. It was a very Special time to have with Gilmer, not knowing it was nearing the end of his life. RIP until we meet again.


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