Published 12:37 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kermit Joseph Coulon, 84, a native of Avoyelles Parish and a resident of Gramercy, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Neva Cecile Ducote Coulon; his children: Kermit J. Coulon Jr. and wife, Pamela; Dwayne Paul Coulon and wife, Ann; Karen Ann Kitterman and husband, Jeff; Kerry J. Coulon; and Eric G. Coulon. He had eight grandchildren: Dewey Coulon, Christian Coulon, Cody Coulon, Sandra Coulon, Dusty Coulon, Sammie Kitterman, Abbey Coulon and Michael Coulon, and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters: Laura Coulon Bordelon and Patricia “Pat” Coulon Lachney and husband, Harold.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Irene Coulon; in-laws Maurice and Agnes Ducote; brother Landry Coulon; sister-in-law Mary Lee Coulon; brothers-in-law E. L. Bordelon, and Alvin Ducote; and nephew, Timothy Coulon.

Kermit graduated from Louisiana State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science. He began his 40-year career with the LSU Cooperative Extension Service as an assistant county agent and was promoted to county agent and later district agent for the cane belt region. He was a proud LSU Tiger fan, having previously been a member of the LSU Band. Kermit held leadership positions in many organizations, including the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists, Lions Club, County Agents Association, Farm Bureau, and Block and Bridle Club. He was a member of the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions. Kermit loved his family, friends, community and everything LSU. He was widely loved and will be missed by many.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 22, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Rose Lynn Funeral Services, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher. Visitation will resume at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gramercy on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Paulina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Louisiana 4-H Foundation, LSU AgCenter, 102 Efferson Hall, 110 LSU Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Rose Lynn Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit