Sidney Theriot

September 7, 1930 ~ May 14, 2022

Sidney L. Theriot, 92, of Bell City, passed away on May 14, 2022, at the Southwest Louisiana Veteran’s Home in Jennings, LA.

Mr. Theriot was born to Dennis Theriot, Sr., and Alzena Derouen Theriot in Bell City on September 7, 1930.

Sidney graduated from Bell City High in 1948 and served his nation as a member of the Army in the Korean Conflict.  After the war, he attended McNeese State College and earned a degree in Education.  He taught and coached at Bell City High for 20 years.

Coach Theriot loved bowling, traveling, fishing, hunting, walking, and attending basketball games.

Sidney is survived by a brother Clarence Theriot; sister Ida Aucoin; sisters-in-law Barbara Gahn Theriot and Emma Lou Bullock Theriot; four nieces and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dennis, Jr., and Herman Theriot; and brother-in-law, Raymond Aucoin.

The family would like to thank the Veteran’s Home in Jennings for the outstanding care, comfort and love they give their veterans.

Coach Theriot’s brother and sister would like to thank Glenn Hoffpauir, his nephew, for helping to make his transition into the Veteran’s Home very pleasant.

Special thanks also to Julie Benoit at the home for her kindness, help and devotion to Coach.  She was his angel.

Cremation has been entrusted to Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. 

Burial with military honors will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Southwest Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Jennings.


Graveside Service: Friday, May 20, 2022
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

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  1. I have fond memories of Coach Theriot, as both a teacher and Coach of the Bell City boys’ basketball team. May he Rest In Peace! My condolences to his family.

  2. From the time I was a little girl, I can’t remember a Thanksgiving Uncle Sidney didn’t attend. He continued to substitute teach at Bell City High School, talk football with my grandfather (among other things), and still went to basketball games at Bell City High School, where his great nephew, TJ Hoffpauir, now coaches and serves as athletic coordinator. He stayed close to his siblings and their families for his entire life. My grandfather says he can’t understand why Uncle Sidney was so stubborn at times. However, as we all age and my daughter’s generation grows, I’m learning it is certainly a Theriot trait. But perhaps it’s best described as persistence, insistence on what is right (at least in our own respective opinions) faith that we will all one day be reunited in a big backyard full of good food and laughter, and that family loves you no matter what. Rest In Peace, Uncle Sidney. I hope a cup of coffee was waiting for you.

  3. I never had one of Coach's classes but knew him from being basketball coach to my fellow male classmates and especially my uncle, Alvin Breaux who played basketball under Coach. So sorry for the family's loss. RIP Coach!

  4. Uncle Sidney was there for his parents, my grandparents and cared for them until their deaths. He was loved by his family; players and students. Rest In Peace.

  5. By the time I got to school, we all called him "old man Theriot". He was old for a really long time! Mr Theriot was an great subtitute teacher over the years and always a big supporter of BCHS athletics. That gym won't be the same without him. He made a positive impact on so many people.

  6. I attended Bell City High School.
    Coach Theriot also coached Girls Basketball team.
    He was a very good man.
    May he test in peace

  7. Sidney was my basketball and track coach. He was also my drivers ed teacher. A very simple man and easy to get alone with. Enjoyed bowling with him and having men's suppers on the plantation. I bowled my best game 278 in Lafayette when Sidney and I bowled in a tournament and of course Sidney had to stop by The Best Stop in Scott to pick him up some cracklins on the way home. LOL! Rest in Peace ole buddy.

  8. My friend David Verret sent the news this am. The news of Coach’s death brought us (Paul Spears, Robbie Rounsaville, David V., and me) all together (in a group text) as we recalled that very happy time in our lives. We were all sad, and yet, grateful for the opportunity to relive some fond memories. He will be missed but I’m sure he’s in a happier place now. Great man and instrumental in my life and the lives of so many. God bless his memory.

  9. Uncle Sid- we all loved you so much. Sunday dinners at Ida’s and Raymond’s. Watching football with you and Paw Paw. You gave Amanda her own bowling ball and shoes and took each of us bowling. Your funny little offside comments or jokes. I loved hearing stories from you and Ida about your childhood. They were always funny. You were the best Uncle in the world to me, Phil, and Amanda. May you Rest In Peace. You will be missed. Love, Melody

  10. I attended Bell City and remember him being called “ old man Theriot”. He was always so sweet when he would sub. He would bring taped copies of “Worlds Funniest” or “Worlds Craziest”. He will be missed. Rest easy now Mr. T.

  11. My mom taught wirh Coach. I never played for him, but he was always a friendly, kind man to me. I know he had great influence on his students and players. He had a good run and enjoyed life. Amen.

  12. Great Memories with Mr Sidney ! Just a Humble Man with Kind Thinking ! Rest Easy In Heaven now ! Amen

  13. Coach Theriot taught me in Civics class and PE. As I look back, I see a great guy who was in a position to teach so many young people how to be competitive in a nice way. What great memories of Coach!

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