John H. Dupont

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, October 21, 2015

John H. Dupont, 63, died peacefully at the VA Medical Center in Louisville, Ken., on Aug. 26, 2015, after a courageous fight against pulmonary fibrosis.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, a Celebration of Life will be held in his memory. It will be held in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church in Bogalusa, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. A brief memorial service will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. for friends and family.

Dupont’s devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Johnny was born in Bogalusa on Nov. 14, 1951, to Hayward and Victa Dupont, who preceded him in death.

He honorably served his country in Vietnam, and worked as an IBEW electrician throughout the United States. Johnny loved animals and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gloving.

Johnny is survived by his wife and soul mate, Joanie Cassell of Santa Claus, Ind.; his children, Karen (David) Dupont Frank, Leann (Jon) Dupont Pease and John (Nicole) Dupont; sisters, Elaine D. Hatcher, Marguerite (Wade) Adams and Linda (Owen) Boothe; and six beautiful grandchildren.