Dale “DJ” Ducote

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dale “DJ” Ducote has gone home to heaven and his colorful personality, sense of humor and unlimited Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes (with accent) will be sorely missed. 

He was a proud resident of Picayune Mississippi for the last 22 years, hazmat truck driver extraordinaire, and the absolute life of the party to all who knew him.  He was well known for letting people know when he thought something was stupid, drinking milk with dinner and telling very tall tales like our Mom only fixed him dog food sandwiches for the road.  If a strange man ever tried to help you in Walmart pretending like he worked there, then you’ve probably met him.  He loved golden retrievers (Golds as he called them) and he was an avid barbecue enthusiast with major success except for occasional batch of burnt ribs. 

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His fondness for old Westerns was only surpassed by his enjoyment in reminiscing about the annual gathering of neighbors waiting for his comical fall off the roof every year while hanging Christmas lights or sharing stories of funny antics about his kids, especially Parrish. 

He had a spectacular talent for mixing up his words in the most inappropriate fashion when telling stories and hogging the champagne bottle on special occasions while exclaiming “Mine!”  He was proud of his service to his country except for his first day when he told his Sargent that not even his momma talks to him like that.  He was a man of many words, most of which were legible until the fourth or fifth beer.  If you didn’t know him, then you missed out on greatness.  If you had the pleasure of knowing him, then we request that you take a moment and have shot or a beer in a final toast in his honor.      

He is survived by his beloved wife Kitty “Tumblebug” Ducote, sons Parrish “There’s something wrong with that boy” (Jessie) Ducote, Joseph Ducote, Ben “Who’s here” (Kristin) Rector, daughters Kathy “He’s a poo poo head” (Jason) Smith, Karen “Baby Girl” Wilson, sister Narcille “Ta Ta” (Tom) Stone, thirteen grandchildren (most with nicknames he bestowed upon them that are too risqué to mention here), four great-grandchildren, a well fed cat named Pixie Stixs and a 1993 GMC pickup named Ginny. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leamon and Hazel Ducote, his greatly missed daughter, Jennifer “Jenny” Ducote and beloved pets Little Bit and Harley (one very naughty Golden Retriever).    

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joseph Truong Trinh officiating.  Entombment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Please visit www.picayunefuneral.com to view the obituary (Because our Dad was so awesome, you should read about him twice) and you can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.