James "Punook" Deaville
December 8, 1956  -  October 9, 2017

James "Punook" Deaville

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Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport
554 Front St.
Cottonport, LA  71327
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport
554 Front St.
Cottonport, LA  71327
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Funeral services for James “Punook” Deaville of Cottonport will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Escude Funeral Home of Cottonport beginning at 7:00pm with Pastor Danny Wright, III officiating. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home that day from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Mr. Deaville, age 60, passed away at the Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital of Alexandria on Monday, October 9th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father, Vance Deaville of Cottonport; sister, Virginia Dauzat of Plaucheville; maternal grandparents, Angela & Noah Ducote; paternal grandparents, Telemark & Virginia Deaville. Those left to cherish his loving memories are his wife of 42 years, Paula Turner Deaville of Cottonport; sons, Shane (Jamie) Deaville of Plaucheville, Jason (Cindy) Deaville of Hamburg, and Patrick Deaville of Plaucheville; his mother, Judith Deaville Dupre of Dupont; his nine grandchildren & six great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Deaville of Plaucheville and Thomas (Cathy) Deaville of Cottonport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
James was a retired mechanic and truck driver. He was a loving, devoted husband, dad, and friend to everyone he met. He loved camping and being around family and friends. He loved his children and much love in return! James was a dedicated Christian member of Bodoc and loved God with all his heart.


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  1. Darnell Ducote
    Shreveport, LA

    I am so sorry for your loss I just seen it today I send my prayers to you and your family and God will help you and your family through this time if there is anything I can do please let me know again I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family

  2. Melissa Lacombe
    Cottonport, LA

    I'm so sorry for the loss of such a good man. I know your family is hurting. We can take some comfort in knowing he is suffering no longer. May God be with all of Punooks loved ones at this sorrowful time.

  3. Kendra Deaville
    Lafayette, LA

    Punook,is truly the greatest dad,husband and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Sheila Littleton
    Mattoon, IL

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Kelly Broussard
    , LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Mr. James when I had the Citgo store in Lebeau. He was always so kind and a pleasure to talk to. Prayers for the family.

  6. Bruce Anthony Noel, sr.
    Dupont, LA

    To my christian brother, I say: Godspeed. You were a great friend, kind, soft spokin, generous, with a big heart. A quiet , man, quick, to help one in need. Strong, brave, and spoke only good, of people.
    I will miss your , good councel, advice, and fellowship.Ms. Paula, I will pray for your broken heart, to heal, and if you call , I'll be of service, always....Respectfully your friend...Bruce

  7. Tony Goudeau
    Prairieville, LA

    Went to school together, was a good friend.

  8. Yancy ( Possum) Baglio
    Plaucheville, LA

    Sorry to see this news. He was a good man, logged with him for years. Sadly I didn't see this in time to attend. My condolences to the family

  9. Terry Tw Bonnette
    Fifthward, LA

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family for your loss. May God bless and keep you all during this time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Josh and Paige Callegari
    Cottonport, LA

    Punook will be missed. He had a heart of gold and a smile that could warm the heart. Such a gentle man and a heart for the Lord.God has him.

  11. Sara Juneau Bouquet
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My condolences to the family. He was a good man.

    I didn't know Virginia diied. . Was this a long time ago so sorry for her lost also.

  12. Hope
    Denham Springs, LA

    Please know that even though I will not be there to hug and hold you up, prayers are being said to lift you up!
    Love you all so much.

  13. Tina and David Campbell
    Sunset, LA

    Our deepest sympathy to Punook's family. He was like a brother of my sister sheila and me for years growing up. Mom and dad (Irvin and Judy Gauthier.) We visited often because they were like our family. He now is with his dad, my dad and his sister. Through our faith we will join them one day. Aunt Judy and Paula continue on your journey for your other loved ones that need you here. Love, Tina Gauthier Campbell ...forever in Christ.

  14. Dara and lemuel ducote
    Plauchevi, LA

    So sorry for your loss prayer are with you

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