From staff and wire reports - Aug 23, 2012
Carl "Tubby" Joseph Duplantis Jr., 48, a native of Bayou Cane and a resident of Raceland, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma.
Visitation was held at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Raceland on Tuesday Aug. 7 and at St. Mary’s Nativity Church in Raceland on Aug. 8. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Nativity Church in Raceland with burial following in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Raceland.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Reynolds Duplantis, daughter, Carlie Renee, son Charles Duplantis, mother, Margie Kinney Duplantis, two brothers, Cody John Duplantis and his wife Linda, Casey Duplantis and his fiancé Jessica Lalumina. and his niece (Casey’s daughter) Kate Elizabeth Duplantis.
He is also survived by Phillip and Deneen Naquin, his "little sister" Heidi Cortez and Kye Duet and wife Lisa. He was "Uncle Fun" to Dennis and Kamilla Rogers; Marci and fiancé Louis; Shawn; Phillip "Bud" Naquin; Kasie "Bo Basie" Cortez; Kyelee and Keelie Duet and great-niece Kallie Rogers.
He was the son-in-law of M. David and Pat Duet.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl "Magoo" Duplantis, grandparents, Patsy and Margarette Kenney, and Wilber Sr. and Adele Duplantis.
Carl worked at KWBJ television station in Morgan City. He was an avid Saints fan and will be greatly missed.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life as a great son, brother, husband, father and friend.
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