Cover photo for James "Jim" Douet, Jr.'s Obituary
James "Jim" Douet, Jr. Profile Photo
1959 James 2021

James "Jim" Douet, Jr.

August 11, 1959 — March 24, 2021

St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for James "Jim" Douet, Jr., 61, who passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 1:41 pm. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday and continue on Saturday at 8:00 am until 9:45 am. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Friday. Fr. Neil Pettit will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville. James “Jim” Douet, Jr. was born August 11, 1959 to Edith and James Douet, Sr., the second of eight children. Jim began his career as an electrical lineman with the City of St. Martinville where he worked for 14 years. He retired in 2018 from the Lafayette Utility System after 15 years of service. Always eager to answer the call, Jim was instrumental in restoring power to hard hit cities all across the southern states in the aftermath of hurricanes and devastating floods, often being the first to volunteer. Jim was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest and loved the outdoors! He enjoyed golfing and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a fierce competitor, ranking 76th in the 60+ age division (worldwide) in the 2020 CrossFit games season. He mastered anything he put his mind to doing. He was a true beast! Jim was a volunteer firefighter for about 35 years in St Martinville. During his 14 years of service to the City of St. Martinville, he was always one of the first firefighters to the scene. Always the life of the party, and always a jokester, his quick wit and colorful language never ceased to provide laughter and entertainment. He made the best lemon drop martinis, not to mention those famous pralines he made during the holidays. His favorite vacation was always snow skiing at Mardi Gras with family and friends. Jim leaves behind his loving wife Janet Melancon Douet, three sons Jake, Matthew, and Andrew, daughter in law Heidi (Poche), his two granddaughters Emma and Maddi who he absolutely adored, his siblings Genevieve Trahan, Elizabeth Vicknair, Mike Douet (Susan), Jennifer Girouard (Mark), Sonya Bourque (Isaac), and Nicole Suire (Brock). Waiting to meet him at Heaven’s gate are his parents James and Edith, his brother Scotty, his sister in law Jenise Douet, and his brother in law Kirk Trahan. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We will hold his memory close in our mind and in our heart. We will remember him in our laughter. Pallbearers will be Jake Douet, Matthew Douet, Andrew Douet, Michael "Mike" Douet, Roy Poche, Karl Douet Sr.. Honorary pallbearer will be Roland Guillot Sr. Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James "Jim" Douet, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 26, 2021

3:00 - 9:00pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Rosary

Friday, March 26, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Saturday, March 27, 2021

8:00 - 9:30am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church

133 S Main St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree