David "Coonie" Arabie

August 16, 1965 - March 30, 2019

David Arabie

David “Coonie” Arabie, 53, of Lafayette, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home in Lafayette, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 16, 1965, in Port Arthur, to Jeanette and Nolton Arabie.

Coonie worked offshore as a crane operator for over twenty years. On his days off he enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting with his son and grandson whenever he got the chance. Coonie’s love for LSU Tigers was a trademark he wore with pride. You would rarely see him not dressed in purple and gold.

Survivors include his wife, Misty Hatcher Arabie of Lafayette, Louisiana; son, Dustin Arabie and his wife, Mandy, of Pine Prairie, Louisiana; daughter, Marissa Arabie of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren, Sylus and Hannah Arabie of Pine Prairie, Louisiana; and brothers, Ronald Arabie and his wife, Lisa and John Arabie and his wife, Sarah Tharp, all of Honey Island. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Nolton Arabie, Jr.; sister, Katherine Elaine Cooley; grandparents, Rena and Lawrence Arabie and Mildred and Everett Day.

A gathering of Coonie’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island.

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX
530 W Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
11:00 p.m.
Jordan Cemetery
1535 Nicklebur Rd Kountze, TX 44625

Comments (8)

  • Carol Craig

    04 April 2019 at 23:08 | #

    Carol Craig
    My sympathy and prayers to Misty and family. May God's peace fill your void and comfort you.


  • Parker and Sheila Wagnon

    03 April 2019 at 17:25 | #

    So so sorry! Praying for you all!!


  • Tina Singletary

    03 April 2019 at 14:51 | #

    Prayers for the family I'm sorry I couldn't be there He is surely gonna be missed


  • Cheryl Bean

    02 April 2019 at 17:59 | #

    I attended the crawfish boil at Broikshires and saw David there. He was true grace under fire and displayed a courage most would envy. Prayers for his family during this difficult time. David arrived on a Monday. He oassed on a Saturday. Rest in peace.


  • Penile and Mitchell Anderson

    02 April 2019 at 17:48 | #

    Our deepest condolences to all the family. May He truly rest in peace.


  • Patty Gross Wilson

    02 April 2019 at 16:18 | #

    Missy My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Never had the chance to meet David but to hear you talk about him he was a loving man. May God give you and the family the strength and comfort in your time of need and beyond. He is rejoicing with all the family now. Love you


  • Patty Griffin

    02 April 2019 at 16:09 | #

    David will be missed. But I know that he is reunited with his mom and dad in Heaven. Rest In Peace David.


  • Chris Arabie

    02 April 2019 at 14:29 | #

    Condolences to Coon’s family from the Arabie’s in DFW - Chris, Lisa, Marissa, Lauren & Emily


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