James "Coon" DeRoche
July 30, 1936 - April 9, 2017
James "Coon" DeRoche, Jr., 80, of Booneville died April 9, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born July 30, 1936, to his parents, James Joseph and Ella Marie (Arceneaux) DeRoche. James was a pipeline welder for Pipeline Welders Union 798. James was very unselfish; he was always willing to help those in need. He loved the outdoors, gardening, God, his family and was a good provider.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and five brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carol Ann (Topham) DeRoche; his sons, Russell DeRoche of Booneville and James DeRoche, III, of Booneville; his daughters, Kathy Droemer and husband Robert Harlon of Magazine, Bonnie Gossett and husband Aaron of Hattiesville, Arkansas, Judy O'Hagan and husband Kenny of Spiro, Oklahoma, Amy (Fenix) DeRoche of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, three sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Booneville at a later date.