New Iberia - A memorial service open to family and friends will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Holy Family Cemetery for Dr. David Joseph Molbert, 68, who passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, in New Iberia.
A lifelong resident of New Iberia, Dr. Molbert was born on June 23, 1953, to the late Dr. Charles Molbert and Inez Sumrall Molbert. He was a 1971 graduate of Catholic High School, and attended college at USL. In 1978 David graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry and returned to his hometown where he practiced dentistry for 38 years.
‘D’ was the best dad and uncle. He was always cheering on his girls at their volleyball games and grilling the best burgers and ribs on Sundays. His academic portrayal is seen in his daughters’ careers in healthcare, of which he was the most proud. Uncle D was a kid magnet with no less than two kids on his shoulders at a time for every Mardi Gras parade and enjoyed being Santa for many holidays. One of his favorite hobbies was watching his nephew Liam grow up and spending every day with him. He also enjoyed many years of playing golf at Le Triomphe, adding to his impressive record collection, and his favorite pastime of all - the art of napping. “Slo-bear”, as he was affectionately known by his classmates, never felt the need to rush in life. He was patient, kind, and known to be an exceptional listener, with a great sense of sarcasm and humor.
He is survived by his three daughters, Lauren Molbert of Lodi, CA, Jaimie Molbert of Austin, TX, and Molly Molbert of New Iberia; sister, Alice McDuff (Jim) of New Iberia; two brothers, Timothy Molbert (Mary Kay) of Metairie, and Matthew Molbert (Sylvia) of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Sherry Molbert of New Iberia; 3 brothers-in-law, Samuel Kennedy of Lafayette, Johnny Beyt (Jill) of New Iberia, and Robert Beyt (Dena) of New Iberia; former wife and mother of his children Sheila Beyt Molbert; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Mark Molbert, DDS; sister, Rebecca Molbert Kennedy, and late first husband, Frank Doerle; brother-in-law, Jaimie Beyt; and his favorite nephew, Liam McDuff.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Live Like Liam at livelikeliam13.com, or by check mailed to 2712 Blue Haven Dr., New Iberia, La, 70563.