Allen Joseph "Frenchy" Thevenet
- September 19, 1921 - February 22, 2013
- Little Rock, Arkansas
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“We are sad to hear of Frenchy's passing, and wish we could've been here for the celebration of his life. Bob remembers one time when he was at a...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Jan and Bob Rice - LIttle Rock, AR
“My sincere condolences to the family. Cherye you might not remember me, but I remember your father and mother well. Your dad was always smiling. They...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Annette Williams - Little Rock, AR
“Terri it seems like it was just yesterday that I saw you all at Doe's. I remember when first met Frenchy and Ms. Hidla @ Central. And when you all...Read More »
3 of 52 | Posted by: Joy Tribbett - Mabevale, AR
“Frenchy was a man of noble character. There was never a time he didn't portray the true gentleman he was. It was always a pleasure to see him and...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Judy McKellips Smith - AR
“We have such great memories of Frenchy. He was one of a kind; always friendly, smiling and carefree. We grieve with you in his passing. Know that...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Ron & Carol Sparks - FT. Smith, AR
“Cherye & Ray,
I felt sad when I read about "Frenchy's" passing in yesterday's paper. I never met him, but Ray always had the very nicest things...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Hayward - AR
“Cherye and Terri Kaye, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of your father. I will always remember his genuine smile which...Read More »
7 of 52 | Posted by: Gary Miller - Little Rock, AR
“From the staff at Brandon Eye Clinic and Brown Refractive Surgery, we send condolences to Frechy's family. May God bless and comfort each of you...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Richard E. Brown, Jr., M.D. and Staff - AR
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
9 of 52 | Posted by: Carol Holsted Macheak - AR
“Many thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Reba and the entire family. Mr. T was a warm wonderful man and it was an honor to know him.
10 of 52 | Posted by: Joe McElduff
“He was a Great guy and He will always be missed.
11 of 52 | Posted by: Melvin Styers - Little Rock, AR
“Terri, My thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend.
12 of 52 | Posted by: Suzanne Parks Oldham - AR
“I miss your smile and your laugh. Always the life of the party and never in a bad mood. I love you Frenchy!
13 of 52 | Posted by: Jake Kreulen - Godson
“He was a wonderful and gentle man. The family will miss him but dwell on all the memories!!! No one like him...always smiling and telling jokes. ...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Freddie R. Krutz - Memphis, TN
“ANOTHER friend from the Greatest Generation, Mr. Allen Joseph "Frenchy" Thevenet, 91, died this week. A retired master electrician and owner of...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: ET - OKC, OK - Longtime friend
“God be with all the Thevenet Family in this time of loss.
Love always, Kerri
16 of 52 | Posted by: Kerri Cardinal - Little Rock, AR
“Terri, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
17 of 52 | Posted by: Suzanne Martin - AR - Friend
“Terri and all of the Thevenet family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. While I only met "Frenchy" once while Terri worked at UALR, I know how...Read More »
18 of 52 | Posted by: Karen Russ - Little Rock, AR
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of geat sorrow. Sending you all love.
19 of 52 | Posted by: Maggie Langley - Little Rock, AR
“Worked for Frenchy in the late 50ths & early 60ths.
Frenchy was a good man & a good Boss.
We had a lot of fun.I don't think I ever head him say a...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Bill Mergenschroer - Jacksonville, AR
“Terri you are in our thoughts and prayers-Danny, Debbie,Fred and Pat.
21 of 52 | Posted by: Danny Jay Williamson - AR
“Terri, I didn't know your father, but reading all the tributes posted to your dad tells me how much he was loved. The word 'sweet' is used over and...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Diane Retzloff Haynes - CA
“Cherye, Ray and Family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Thevenet. I know he was a kind and devoted man. Cherye it is hard to lose a parent,...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Rita Benafield Henard - AR
“Terri, so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
24 of 52 | Posted by: Carla Hollis - Little Rock, AR
“Dear Terri and Kathryn,
How you will miss your daddy and granddad. The pain is so sharp now but soon your heart will fill with joy each time you...Read More »
25 of 52 | Posted by: Linda Stipsky - Little Rock, AR
“Mr Thevenet was a joyful and wonderful man- so many will miss him. He did a lot of work for us @ Hillcrest Interirors - installing chandeliers etc-....Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: bonnie troillett greenwood - AR
“I was sorry to hear of Mr. Thevenet's passing, he will be greatly missed.M
27 of 52 | Posted by: Margaet W. (Peggy) Oakes
“Cherye and Terri Kaye,
So sad to hear of your Dad's passing. I have known Frenchy my entire life and I don't believe there was a more kind, sweet...Read More »
28 of 52 | Posted by: Sharon "Hamm" Hankins - AR
“Terri, Katherine and Thevenet Family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
29 of 52 | Posted by: Sonia Petty - Mayflower, AR
“Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
30 of 52 | Posted by: Angela Duval - Sherwood, AR
“I grew up in & went to church with the Thevenet's. I always loved Frenchy's warm & friendly nature. He never failed to have a sweet smile & kind...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: Gail Menear Briggs
“Of all the years I have known your dear Cherye, I can not express the sadness you must feel. Your dad was such a special soul and so much fun to be...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: LouAhna Benge Ledyard - BRYAN, OH
“Several years ago I was eating lunch in a LR restaurant. Nearby, I obsrved a gentleman-patron getting his elderly wife situated at a table and then...Read More »
33 of 52 | Posted by: Audrey Burtrum-Stanley - AR
“Cherye, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My parents, Gene and Virginia "Tinker" Millot,Jane and Ted Krutz and your parents all had such wonderful...Read More »
34 of 52 | Posted by: Kara Millot-Saurenman - TX
“Cherye, we were so sorry to hear of your father's death. He was such a kind, sweet man. I will always remember how lovingly he cared for your...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Jo-Ellen Breedlove - Little Rock, AR
“At ten years old I meet Frenchy, I drove my go-cart to get gas at his electrical shop/gas station in Hillcrest. He offered me my first job pumping...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Christopher Parent - Maumelle, AR
“Sending prayers for Frenchy's family... amazing, sweet man!
37 of 52 | Posted by: Mary & Mary Anne Maggart - AR
Please accept my sincere sympathy for your father's death. May you find comfort in your memories.
Bonnie Maack Hamilton
38 of 52 | Posted by: Bonnie Maack Hamilton - Paragould, AR
“What a lovely life this wonderful man shared with everyone he came in contact with. He was a huge part of the Krutz family for many years. We will...Read More »
39 of 52 | Posted by: Teddy and Debbie Krutz - FL
“Frenchy was one of the neatest guys we have had the privilege to know.
He could always cheer you up with a comment or a smile.
He was always upbeat...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: RON AND CONNIE GRAHAM / ROBERT BOND - AR
Sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a great man who I know was loved by many! Thinking of you my friend! Thoughts and...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Sheila Kinney Brower - Marietta, GA
“I just learned of Mr. Thevenet's death. It has been many years since I have seen him but I remember how sweet and kind he was. I know he will...Read More »
42 of 52 | Posted by: Dian (Hartwick) Johnson - AR
“What words can we use to describe our life-long friend, "Frenchy" Thevenet? Always a smile to share, a warm embrace, constant encourager and loving,...Read More »
43 of 52 | Posted by: Gary & Jeanette Jones - AR
“Frenchy was a joy and we are happy to have known him. We shared stories with every visit and his were always the best. Cherie, thanks for staying in...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Larry and Phyllis Milne - AR
“I just now learned of the death of a man who I always looked up to, loved, and respected. He was a friend of my late Mother, and a member of the...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: Betty Jo Tarvin - Fernau - AR
“I send my regrets to the family over the loss of this saintly man.He was always one of my old 1st Church heroes and will remain so in my heart.Now he...Read More »
46 of 52 | Posted by: Gary St.John - Cabot , AR
“Farewell friend and neighbor at Hillcrest from a business neighbor4 in Hillcrest doing business as Dan's Shoe Shop for many years. raymond and...Read More »
47 of 52 | Posted by: Maryjean troillett - LittleRock,, AR
“"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." -
What an awesome...Read More »
48 of 52 | Posted by: Carol Partridge - Prairie Grove, AR
“Oh my " FRENCHY PASQUALIE 'DA DUKE ".... You know how I loved you !! How I will miss everything about you........I'll will see you again...that says...Read More »
49 of 52 | Posted by: Janie Krutz Lay - Little Rock, AR
“Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
...Read More »
50 of 52 | Posted by: Denice Griffin - Olathe, KS
“Frenchy was a great guy! He always had a story or a joke to tell. He immediately welcomed me into his family when Katherine, his granddaughter, and...Read More »
51 of 52 | Posted by: David Reed Rasmussen - AR
“It was truly a privilege to know Uncle Frenchy. Our sympathies to Aunt Reba, Cherie, Terrie Kay and Catherine, also to his nephew Lee Roy and his...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: Carl and Charlotte Austin - LA
Allen Joseph "Frenchy" Thevenet, 91, passed away February 22, 2013. He was born in Breaux Bridge, LA., September 19, 1921, to Joseph Louis and
Armance Periou Thevenet. The Thevenets are descendants of Lyon, France.
He was a WWII Veteran, Army 35th Division serving under Patton as an interpreter, a retired master electrician, and owner of Thevenet Electric Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Pierre, Louis Roy, and Paul Thevenet, one sister Marie Louise Breaux, and his first wife of 61 years Hilda Rogers Thevenet.
He is survived by his wife Reba Mcinturff Thevenet, two daughters, Cherye Riggs, husband Ray, Terri Kaye Thevenet, and his only beloved granddaughter Katherine Risser Rasmussen, husband David, and his great granddaughter Zoe Sophia Rasmussen whom he called his "cajun queen". Step daughter Becky Fletcher, husband Jim of Rogers, AR, two step-sons Jack Mcinturff, wife Sharon of Bryant and Mark Mcinturff, wife Lisa of Springdale, AR. Mr. Thevenet is also survived by three nephews, Lee Roy Thevenet, wife Elaine, Richard John Breaux, and Father Louis Allen Breaux of Breaux Bridge, La.
Visitation is Monday, February 25th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, February 26th, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street, 501-661-9111. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Thevenet was a member of the Church of the Nazarene since December 15, 1941. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Family Life Building First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 N. Mississippi, LR, 72207, or the Disabled American Veterans Fund.