Memorial service for Jerry Lee Chaumont, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Allen Parish Funeral Home. Deacon Dale Deshotel will officiate. All arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Parish Funeral Home-Oberlin Chapel.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Allen Parish Funeral Home, 119 S. 7th Street, Oberlin, from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Jerry Chaumont was born on December 13, 1934 in Oberlin to Lee and Beulah Chaumont. After graduating from Oberlin High School in 1952, Jerry entered the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. After completing his tour in 1956, Jerry started college at Southwestern University. Jerry graduated from USL in 1960 and began his teaching and coaching career. He returned to Oberlin in l965 to teach math and coach football and track and field. In 1989, Jerry became Principal of Oberlin High School until his retirement in 1993. Jerry married Polly Sheets in 1956 and enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 58 years prior to her passing away in 2014. Some of their most memorable times were those during their 21 years of retirement that they shared together. In September 2015, Jerry moved to Jennings to live in the Southwest Louisiana War Veteran’s Home. There he became active in the veteran’s community until his death. Jerry enjoyed the great outdoors and had great respect for “Mother Nature”. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish Jerry’s memory include his two sons, Jerry Chaumont II and wife, Tara, and Jason Chaumont, all of Lake Charles; one daughter, Colleen Steege and husband, Dan, of Tomball, TX; one brother, Roderick Chaumont and wife, Barbara, of Papillion, NE; and six grandchildren, Makenzie, Turney, Madelyn, Reese, Suzette, and Samantha.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Polly Sheets Chaumont; and one brother, Roland Chaumont.
The family would like to thank the Southwest Louisiana War Veteran’s Home for the outstanding care given to their father during his time there.