James Russell Guillet, 62, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in a local hospital. A devoted husband and father, he was born in Oakdale and resided in Westlake. He was a member of Glad Tidings, a board member of The United Way, Union President of IAM for six years, volunteer for Therapeutic Riding Center, Habitat for Humanity, and an avid deer hunter, LSU Fan, T-ball and PeeWee Football Coach who especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 41 years, Priscilla Marie Guillet; daughter, Shamie May of Lake Charles; sons, Bradford Guillet of Vancouver, Washington, Ashton Guillet of Lake Charles; sisters, Helen Veronie of Basile, Tena Bright of Lafayette, Faye Cutler and husband, Gordon, of Bossier City; grandchildren, Grace and Shelby Guillet, and Allie May. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred and Iler Guillet; four sisters and three brothers.