Kenneth  Honeycutt

Obituary of Kenneth Clark Honeycutt

A graveside service celebrating the life of Kenneth Clark Honeycutt will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 727 West Washington St Bastrop LA with Deacon Raney Johnson officiating. Kenneth passed away gently and peacefully Tuesday, November 3, 2020. He was 97 years of age and was the oldest resident of Mer Rouge, LA. Kenneth was born on November 18, 1922 in Mer Rouge. He assisted his father with purchasing and selling cattle and was an avid horseman and steer man. After graduating from Mer Rouge High School Class of 1940, he attended Northeast LA University to study chemistry. Soon after WWII began, Kenneth was drafted into the Army Air Corps and stationed in the South Pacific where his high-speed radio operator expertise earned him an efficiency medal for operation “without error” as well as four battle stars. On April 27, 1944 in a small wooden Catholic Church in Bastrop, he married the love of his life, Alma DeBlieux Honeycutt and was soon employed by International Paper in Bastrop as a Quality Control Inspector. Kenneth was involved with various charitable organizations, served on the Monroe Little Theater for several years and helped renovate the Rose Theatre in Bastrop as well as assisted in getting the Rose listed on the National Register. He served on the Board of Directors of Oakwoods Home for several terms, was a member of the VFW, the Mer Rouge Lions Club and was a past Eucharistic minister, lector and usher for St. Joseph Catholic Church. Kenneth was a quiet, hard-working man who loved his family and led by example. He and Alma loved their home town and cherished the many life-long friendships they made. Kenneth was an excellent whistler and loved to waltz and two-step to many old favorite songs with Alma. He loved and rarely missed a Lawrence Welk show. He was loved fiercely by his children & family, and will be greatly missed. Kenneth is survived by his son Jerry Honeycutt and wife Carolyn of West Monroe, daughter Kathy Hickingbottom and husband Danny of Bastrop, son Kenny Honeycutt of Monroe, daughter Debbie Kuehne and husband Bruce of Baton Rouge, daughter Mary Honeycutt of Bastrop and son Joseph Honeycutt and wife Billie Jo of Bastrop; his 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents Ossie E. Honeycutt and Texie McInturff Honeycutt, two brothers and three sisters. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren Craig and Casey Honeycutt and Kelly Hearn, Danny and Clark Hickingbottom, Ricky and Grayson Choppin, Chance and Cole Honeycutt, and Chris and Ryan Harris. We extend heart-felt gratitude to Drs. Ronald Hubbard, Greg Sampognaro, Kimberly Mills, caregivers Mrs. Alma Plumley and Mrs. Vickie Morman, all of the sweet neighbors and friends who called and visited Kenneth, the Mer Rouge Police Department and the staff at Premier Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory made to the charity or church of your choice are especially appreciated.
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