John Duplonty, Sr.

John Thomas Duplonty, Sr., 74, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home. John’s first love was the Lord Jesus Christ and his second love was his family.  He worked hard, just like his Daddy, Clyde.  He referred to himself as a jack-of-all-trades and a king of none.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jerrilyn (Jerrie) Duplonty of DeRidder, LA; daughters,  Erline Viogt of Kentucky, Pearl Ortiz and husband Alex of Albuquerque, NM, Belinda Skaggs and husband Stephen (PeWe) of Carbon Hill, AL, Amanda Alexander and husband Glenn of Rosepine, LA, Melissa Chevalier and husband Ken of Bridge City, TX, and Tracey Deville and husband Lester (Punkin) of DeRidder, LA; brother, Dennis Ray Duplonty of Merryville, LA; sisters, Joyce White of DeRidder, LA, Helen Moreland of Merryville, LA and Mary Ruth Thompson of Merryville, LA; 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lillie Mae Ashworth Duplonty, wife, Sarah Linda Kerbow Duplonty, sons, John Duplonty, Jr. and Ricky Ray Ashworth; and favorite aunt, Bertie Mae Griffin.


Funeral services are Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 11:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in Singer, LA.  Bro. Clyde Snider will officiate.