Henderson - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Henderson for David "Keith" Calais, 59, who passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his residence.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm on Saturday.
A rosary will be prayed at 12:00 pm on Saturday.
Rev. Garrett McIntyre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Henderson. Readers will be Ashley Steel and Carli Calais.
Keith was a welder and shop foreman at MPSI for over 15 years. He loved to work and was always building something. Keith enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who he loved to push on their swing. Keith will be remembered for his giving and caring personality. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Rachel Allemond Calais; sons, Cort Calais, Cameron Calais (Gabrielle Rider), and Kyle Taylor (Jamie Olivier); daughters, Ariel Thevenet (Mitchell) and Amber Poupart (Aaron); grandchildren, Devin Taylor, Deanna Landry, Carson Calais, Kasen Poupart and Kain Poupart; father, Robert Calais, Sr.; sister, Penny Calais; and his brothers, Robert "T-Boy" Calais, Jr. (Kelli), Chad Calais (Sasha), and Ronnie Calais (Hope).
He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Keith Calais; granddaughter, Adley Poupart; mother, Loretta Taylor Calais; godfather, Gerald Taylor; paternal grandparents, Lorine and Dewey Calais; maternal grandmother, Mathilde Hebert; maternal grandfather, Herbert Taylor; and his aunt, Gloria Calais.
Pallbearers will be Cort Calais, Cameron Calais, Kyle Taylor, Robert "T-Boy" Calais, Jr., Chad Calais, and Ronnie Calais.
Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Landry, Andrew Babineaux, and Kenneth Hebert.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.