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In Memory of

Karl Joseph Fontenot

April 23, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Obituary


Karl J. Fontenot, Jr., beloved husband for sixty four years to Marion, deceased on November 25, 2016. Loving father to Keith Fontenot and his wife, Maite, of McLean, Va., and to Kenneth Fontenot and his wife, Teresa of West Chester, PA.
Proud and adoring grandfather to David and Daniel Fontenot of McLean and step-grandfather to Kristin Kunkle of West Chester. Born in Ville Platte, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University, joined the Marine Corps and retired after 24 years with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He served his country with honor and distinction in...

Karl J. Fontenot, Jr., beloved husband for sixty four years to Marion, deceased on November 25, 2016. Loving father to Keith Fontenot and his wife, Maite, of McLean, Va., and to Kenneth Fontenot and his wife, Teresa of West Chester, PA.
Proud and adoring grandfather to David and Daniel Fontenot of McLean and step-grandfather to Kristin Kunkle of West Chester. Born in Ville Platte, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University, joined the Marine Corps and retired after 24 years with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He served his country with honor and distinction in Korea and Vietnam, where he commanded the 3rd Tank Battalion in 1968. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1974, Karl became a financial administrator at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, where he served for 15 years. For the past ten years he has resided in McLean, and proudly attended the grandsons' every basketball, soccer, baseball, or football game, band performance and any other event in which they participated. Whether in service to our nation, our health care system, or his family, he was the living embodiment of the Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis", and all the virtues it implies.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Contributions may be made in support of the USMC museum, and designated in memory of LtCol Karl Fontenot.
https://marineheritage.secure-donor.com/donate?source=F11110 or by calling 703-640-1002.