David Joseph "Big Dave" Templet, passed away at his home Friday, March 28, 2014.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville. Honoring "Big Dave" as honorary pallbearers are: Roland LeBlanc, Kevin Becnel, Dell Scioneaux, Sandy Gaudet, Jerry Jacobs, John Leonard, Lynn Blanchard, and Delwin LaCroix.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Janice Lynn Moses; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Ed Landry, and Jenny and Kevin Bourgeois; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Kristie Templet, and Marty and Kaye Templet; eight loving grandchildren, Collin and Abigail Landry, Sophie Bourgeois, Cooper, Grace and Olivia Templet, and Jane and Sam Templet; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta Templet, Miriam and Delwin LaCroix, and Brenda and Lynn Blanchard; 15 nieces and nephews; and his beloved companion, Tootsie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Winnie Templet; mother and father-in-law, Phyllis and Merrill Carlson; nieces, Mandy Acosta and Rhonda LeDuc; nephew, Brett Legette; and brother-in-law, David Leggette.
He retired from Turner Industries with 35 years of service as a superintendent. "Big Dave" was a caring man who loved life and people, but most of all, he loved his family and good times at his camp in Cocodrie. He was an avid freshwater and saltwater fisherman. He will always be remembered in his boat, with his fishing rod in hand, sun visor on and wide smile on his face!!! He loved working with cypress in his shed and was always proud to show off his "famous" picture frames and various cypress projects. He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason who belonged to Ascension Lodge No. 251 and Terrebonne Fellowship Lodge No. 481. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family extends their deepest thanks and gratitude to the physicians and staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Promise Hospital, Audubon Home Health, Louisiana Wound Care Specialists, and Hematology Oncology Clinic, especially Dr. Vincent Cataldo for his medical care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to: Kyle Suire's Baseball Academy, 2406 A. S. Commerce Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737 or at 225-644-1965.
Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2014