Fred Daspit funeral Friday at 2 p.m.

by Leslie Turk

Beloved artist and former professor died Tuesday night after a brief illness.

Funeral services for Fred Daspit, the beloved 83-year-old artist and retired UL art history professor who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of the Flowers at 1011 Bertrand Drive. Burial will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Read more on the lifelong educator and respected artist here.

Fred was the son of the late Andrew Daspit and the former Luzima Segura.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jeannine Eastin Daspit; his children, Lauren C. Daspit and husband Steve Montgomery, Alysia D. Kobetz and husband Phil, Stephen E. Daspit and wife JoEllen, and Gregory L. Daspit; his grandchildren, Brittany Powers and husband Mike, Philip Daspit and his wife Hailey, Colin Montgomery, Madeleine Daspit, Elizabeth Kobetz, David Kobetz and Michael Kobetz; his great grandchildren, Aurora, Jack and Jett Powers, Manon Daspit and Avery Touchet; and his brothers, Willard Daspit and his wife Izzie, and Raymond Daspit and wife Dot.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Beranger Theriot, and his brother Robert Daspit.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Pallbearers will be Phil Kobetz, Steve Montgomery, Philip Daspit, Colin Montgomery, Mike Powers, David Kobetz and Michael Kobetz.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Frederic O. Daspit's name to the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. To make a donation call (337) 482-0817.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Daspit family at