Harvey James Gotte, Sr.

January 20, 1946 ~ September 1, 2019


Funeral services for Mr. Harvey Gotte, 73, will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in the Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings with Bro. Ray Wells officiating.

Burial will be in the Gatte Cemetery.

Funeral home visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday; and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services.

Mr. Gotte died at 12:36 a.m., Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Gueydan Memorial Guest House.

Mr. Gotte was a lifelong resident of Gotts Cove and recently moved to Elton. He was the Press foreman at the Jennings Daily News for years. Harvey was a simple man. He took pride in working hard, being a good provider, overcoming great odds, and creating something beautiful from something basic. If he was making furniture or repairing a home, no detail was to small. He could escape when he worked in his garden, played with this fruit trees, or rebuilt a tractor. He said that God was in those things, everywhere, and he didn’t need a building to find Him. Harvey’s true joy was his family—his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and he was theirs, too. He was a mighty man, and he lives on in our hearts and memories.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Gotte of Jennings; two sons, Harvey (Dana) Gotte, Jr. and David (Rebecca) Gotte all of Jennings; two sisters, Jeanita Faul of Mamou, Carrie (Donald) Blackwell of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Wanda Gotte; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Estelle Duplantis Gotte; and one brother, Harold Gotte.


Burial: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Gatte Cemetery

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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