Henry Duplantier Sr.

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1949 - 2016 October 22, 1949 - September 28, 2016 Henry Leon Duplantier, Sr., age 66, of Beaumont, TX, passed away on September 28, 2016, after an extended illness. He was the youngest child born to Mr. Allen Emile Duplantier and Mrs. Reva Maria Smith Duplantier on October 22, 1949, in Beaumont, TX. Henry was affectionately known by family and close friends as Sugar Daddy (nicknamed after the candy bar). He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at an early age, and was a faithful member of Greater Good Hope Baptist Church. For many years, Henry performed weekly accounting and finance duties as well as other services for the church. A graduate of Hebert High School Class of 1968, Henry continued his post-secondary education at Lamar University- Beaumont and University of Houston, where he received two Associate of Applied Science Degrees, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing and Materials Management. Henry began his career at Texaco Oil, where he became the first black Purchasing Supervisor, and was responsible for international crude oil procurement for Texaco Marine Services, Inc. After 25 years of distinguished service, he retired from Texaco to become Purchasing Manager for the City of Port Arthur, a position he held for 10 years. Finally, he took a position as Electronic Technician at the United States Postal Service, later retiring as Supervisor of Maintenance in 2008. Never one to rest on his laurels, Henry enjoyed numerous and diverse recreational pursuits. He loved music, and was a gifted saxophone player who performed for a while with Carl Stewart and the Sonics. Other interests over the years led Henry to earn a license as a Commercial Radio Operator, certify as a HAMM radio operator and earn the designation of Master Gardener. Additionally, Henry was an accomplished amateur photographer, who was well known among his family and friends for capturing routine and special events on film. He also was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles. Mourning his departure, yet cherishing his memory are Henry's devoted wife of over 33 years, Delia Cifuentes Duplantier; children, Henry Leon Duplantier, Jr. (Charlene), Michelle Renee Duplantier Trahan (Eric); grandchildren, Darius Javen Duplantier, Donovan Lee Duplantier, Myla Angelle Trahan and Josiah Michael Trahan; sister, Beverly Jane Duplantier-Morgan (Melvin); and brother, Gene Autry Duplantier (Irma Jean). Others left to cherish Henry's memory are two aunts, Edolia Smith and Betty Meredith, several nieces and nephews, friend and mentor, Timothy Hill, and a host of other relatives and friends. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Emile Duplantier and Reva Maria Smith Duplantier, and older brother, Allen Gayle Pop Duplantier. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016, followed by the Homegoing Service at 11:00 a.m., at Greater Good Hope Baptist Church, located at 2725 W. Virginia Street in Beaumont, TX. Interment will follow at Live Oak Cemetery under the professional care and direction of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.

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Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel - Beaumont
624 Irma Street @ Neches St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 838-6597
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 6, 2016
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