Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel of Rayne, LA for William “Kootsie” Francis Simoneaux, 95, who died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 in Crowley, LA.
Deacon Dennis Lacroix will conduct the funeral service and the burial will follow in the Saint Joseph Cemetery. Visitation may be observed on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. The rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Kootsie was born February 25, 1926 in Rayne, LA. He was a Veteran of The United States Navy and proudly served his country during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 77 of Rayne and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9822. He owned Kootsie’s Lounge in Rayne for 41 years.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Anna G. Simoneaux of Rayne, LA; 2 sons, Randy Simoneaux of Rayne, LA and Carl Simoneaux and his wife Zona of Rayne, LA; 1 stepson Tim Cormier and his wife Rose of Long Beach, MS; 1 brother Wilbert Simoneaux of Rayne, LA; 2 grandchildren, Angie Pryor and Haven Simoneaux; 6 great grandchildren, Riley, Cort and Lakan Pryor, and Gage, Riley and Jada Simoneaux; 2 great great-grandchildren, Ellodie and Amalee; 5 step grandchildren Courtney Prejean, Mandy Prejean, Tanner and Renee Cormier and Dommie Sanchez; 4 step great grandchildren Cooper, Ben, Mamie and Jackson and 1 step great great-grandchild Hallie.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Malia Comeaux Simoneaux; 3 brothers, Wallace Simoneaux, Jr., Elwood Simoneaux and Rodney Simoneaux; 1 sister Gladys Cormier and a nephew Walley Jay Simoneaux.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to Mr. Simoneaux’s family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home-Rayne, (337) 334-3600, 900 East Texas Ave., Rayne, LA 70578 is in charge of all of the arrangements.