David Arabie

August 16, 1965 - March 30, 2019

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.

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Jordan Cemetery

Jordan Cemetery
  • 1535 nicklebur rd kountze tx 44625

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 530 w. monroe street kountze tx 77625
  • 04/03/2019
  • 11:00 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX
  • 530 w. monroe street kountze tx 77625
  • 04/02/2019
  • 2:31 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX
  • 530 w monroe street kountze tx 77625

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Chris Arabie

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

Patty Griffin

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

Patty Gross Wilson

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

Penile and Mitchell Anderson

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

Cheryl Bean

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.

Tina Singletary

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

Parker and Sheila Wagnon

So so sorry! Praying for you all!!

Carol Craig

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