Frank “Cooter” William Vigé, 84, of DeQuincy, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at Stonebridge Assisted Living in Sulphur. He was born to his late parents, John and Alzora Vigé on Dec. 2, 1934 in DeQuincy.
Cooter worked as a cook on offshore rigs and worked as a pastry chef with his brother-in-law. He went to work for J. W. Bertrand hauling stumps to the Newport Turpentine Plant in DeQuincy, and he farmed beans. Cooter retired from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury as the Foreman over the Parish bridge crew after nearly 30 years.
Cooter was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed running deer with dogs, hunting squirrels and Turkeys. He enjoyed fishing and camping outdoors with his hunting buddies. He also enjoyed raising his own vegetables all year round.
He is survived by his sisters, Selest Kendall of DeQuincy, and Vera Gipson of Palestine, Texas; and one brother, Johnny Vigé and wife Midge of DeQuincy.
Cooter was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Gladys Berry, Leona Marcantel, Stella Ortego, and Katy Dunham; along with two brothers, Herman Vigé and George D. Vigé.
Services were held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in DeQuincy on Friday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m., with Bro. Glenn George and Mark Norman officiating. Don Shirley played the piano. Visitation was at Pine Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. Visitation resumed at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.