mass for M.D. Descant, Jr. will be at 10
a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at St.
Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with the
Revs. Scott Chemino, David Braquet, Steve
Testa, Joe Montalbano, and Deacon Paul
Plaisance officiating. Burial will follow in
the Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie. Arrangements
are under the direction of Hixson-Ducote
Funeral Home of Bunkie.
Mr. Descant, age 82, of Bunkie, passed away
on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the Christus
St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Anna M. Descant; his parents, M.D. Descant
and Alida Descant; three brothers, Elster
Descant, Jimmy Descant, and Elmer “Buck”
Descant; and four sisters, Birdie St.Romain,
Aline St.Romain, Carrie Lemoine, Lou Ella
Moreau and Nellie Riche.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Descant
of Bunkie; four sons, Don P. Descant and his
wife Becky, Metreades Dwight Descant, III
and his wife Brenda, Charles T. Descant and
his wife Melinda all of Bunkie, and Trent
Descant of Carencro; one daughter, Kay Lee
and her husband Jim of Bunkie; one
step-daughter, Nannette Sanderson and her
husband Kevin of Jackson, Mississippi; one
sister, Freida Riche of Bunkie; twelve
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren;
and two step-grandchildren.
He was a veteran of World War II in the
United States Coast Guard, sErving on a
troop transport in the Caribbean, Pacific
Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea,
Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and the Indian
Ocean. He was the founder of M.D. Descant,
Inc., a commercial construction company
sErving throughout the state of Louisiana.
He was awarded businessman of the year in
1981. He served as District Chairman of the
A.G.C. for Central Louisiana as well as
several boards of the A.G.C. of LA in Baton
Rouge. He was a past director of the Bunkie
Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Descant was a
member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic
Church in Bunkie and served as a member of
the Knight of Columbus Council of Bunkie for
57 years. He was also a past Commander of
the American Legion and a member of the
Lion’s Club, Bunkie Chamber of Commerce, and
a past member of the Avoyelles Democratic
Pallbearers will include; Michael Descant,
Patrick Descant, Ross Descant, Chas Descant,
Morgan Descant and Met Descant. Honorary
pallbearers will include; Jade Descant,
Charlotte Lee, Kelsey Lee, Megan Lemoine,
and Annie Schmitt. Cross bearer will be
Connor Descant. Alter Servers will be
Dominique Sanderson, Callie Coulon, and
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Monday and 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday
at Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home of Bunkie.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on
Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the St. Jude Childrens Foundation, 501 St.
Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or St.
Anthony Catholic School, 116 S. Knoll,
Bunkie, LA 71322.