Harry Pierre Fontenot, Sr.

January 3, 1930 ~ March 5, 2020

Harry Pierre Fontenot, Sr., 90, of Carlyss passed away on March 5, 2020 in the American Legion Jennings Hospital. Harry was the owner of various businesses in his lifetime, Harry’s Restaurant on Hwy. 90, Fontenot’s Mobile Home Parks, Fontenot’s Rentals, and Skate World. He proudly served his country in the U S Army during the Korea War from 1951 to 1953. Harry was a member of the American Legion, the Habibi Shriners, the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past Master of Sulphur Lodge 424, F&AM. He enjoyed hunting, working and visiting friends at the Masonic Lodge and Habibi Shrine Temple. He loved speaking his native language of “Cajun French” with all his Cajun family and friends.

 Harry is survived by his wife, Julia Sornsen Fontenot of Carlyss; two children, Sheryl Willis and husband Randy of Sulphur and Harry Fontenot, Jr. of Carlyss; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters due this month; 2 siblings, Dorothy Duplechin of Jennings and Gerre Myers of Moss Bluff; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hammy and Eva LaFleur Fontenot; son, Anthony “Tony” Keith Fontenot; 2 sisters, Joyce LaFleur of Denham Springs, LA and Janelle Byrd of Oakdale, LA; and brother, Jetry Fontenot of Vinton.

 Masonic services will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow.  Pastor Larry LaFleur will officiate the funeral service. Burial will be held in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 4-9 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Sunday, March 8, at 11 A.M. at the funeral home until time of the service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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  1. Harry was so loyal and loving to his family and friends. I enjoyed talking with him at POMC meetings. A hard worker. Enjoy heaven with Tony and your parents. 

  2. Prayers & Cyber Hugs to you Julia, Harry Jr, & your family.
    Remembering our cruise like it was yesterday. 
    Sure do miss Harry's Restaurant too. Every time I drive on hwy 90 I remember stopping & eating & visiting with Harry.   Those fried shrimp & the potato salad were the best.  Remember the good times & the laughter.

  3. Ms. Julia 
    I just saw Harry passed away. I’m so sorry! You and your family will be in my prayers! I have so many memories of the good ole days when Mama worked there and I even got to carhop! It’s where I met my husband. Please take care of yourself!  Aquilla 

  4. Julia so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family ill be keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayer's.

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