John Kent Chauvin, of Luling, passed away, with his family by his side, at the age of 95 on Saturday, January 20, 2024, after a brief illness. Kent was born in New Orleans on August 1, 1928, to Robert J. Chauvin and Regina Marie Chauvin. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps, which he served in for 20 years, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, earning multiple military distinctions including the Rifle Expert Badge, the Pistol Expert Badge and the Leatherneck Award. In 1970, Kent married Beverly Sauzer, who he was married to for over 53 years.
Kent lived a long and wonderful life, sometimes filled with hardship but mostly filled with joy and love. He loved to play golf on the weekends, often ending his golf day at Willowdale Country Club’s 19th Hole for a game of poker. He loved Blue Bell ice cream, letting his beloved dog Sam lick the bowl after he was finished eating. He was especially proud of being a U.S. Marine, flying his Marine Corp. flag and saluting it whenever he left the house. But of all things, he loved his family the most, including his many children and grandchildren, but especially his wife, Beverly, who he lovingly took care of for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Sauzer Chauvin, and his children with Beverly: Michelle Chauvin Johns (Walter), Mark Vincent Chauvin (Wendi), and Melissa Chauvin Parrish (Ryan). Kent was preceded in death by his first wife Wanda (d. 1969) and their children: James Matthew Chauvin, Christine Marie Chauvin, and Catherine Chauvin. He is survived by two children with Wanda: Theresa Chauvin Cole and John K. Chauvin, Jr. (Rosemary). He is also survived by multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and Friends of the Family are invited to attend the Visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until Service time at 11:00 a.m. A private military burial will be held at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kent can be made to Homes for Our Troops, whose mission it is to build and donate adapted custom homes for injured veterans. https://www.hfotusa.org/
Semper Fidelis Dad.