Dr. James R. Peltier
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Dr. James R. Peltier, a native and resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana, a retired Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, died on May 22, 2020 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Ann Armstrong Peltier, one daughter, Jeanne Peltier Chiasson, and her husband, Camile L.; two sons, Robert James Peltier, and his wife, Mary Kay Harrington; and David Charles Peltier; ten grandchildren, Anne Marie Chiasson Currie, and her husband, Brian, Stephanie Chiasson Toups, and her husband, Justin; and Jamie Chiasson Mutter, and her husband, Brett; Robert, Jr., Patrick, and his wife, Micah, Katie, and Peyton Peltier; Peter, Bennett, and Olivia Peltier; and eleven great grandchildren, Adrienne, Jacob, and Andrew Currie; Paul, Rebecca, William, Catherine, and Elizabeth Toups; Luke and Christopher Mutter; and Harry Peltier; and one sister-in-law, Grace Frost Peltier. He was preceded in death by his four children, James R. Peltier, Jr., Benita Ann Peltier, Annette Marie Peltier, and Adrienne Elizabeth Peltier, his parents, Harvey A. Peltier and May Ayo Peltier, three brothers, Harvey Peltier, Jr. and his wife Mickie Peltier, Donald Peltier, and Richard Peltier, and one sister, Mrs. Bernice Harang, and her husband, Warren J. Harang, Jr. Dr. Peltier was a graduate of Thibodaux College, where he was honored as the top Scholar-Athlete of his graduating class. He received a B.S. from LSU and a D.D.S. from Loyola and served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He interned at Duke University Hospital and did his residency at Charity Hospital. He practiced Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for thirty-five years. Dr. Peltier was past president and founder of the Louisiana Society of Oral Surgeons and Past President of the Southeastern (U.S.) Society of Oral Surgeons. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and he held fellowships in the American and International College of Dentists. He was also Chief of the Medical Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital, as well as director of the hospital board. In the business world, he was former Chairman of Argent Bank, and a Director of Hibernia National Bank. He was past president of numerous organizations, including the Thibodaux Rotary Club and the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Peltier was the only person in LSU history to be elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, President of the LSU Alumni, and President of the LSU Foundation. Dr. Peltier was also past Chairman of the Board of CABL (Council For A Better Louisiana), and PAR (Public Affairs Research Council). He was also Secretary/Treasurer of the Lafourche Arc for over 60 years. Among his honors received were the outstanding citizenship award (Durel VFW Award), Tri-Parish Volunteer of the Year, Inaugural Louisiana Dental Association Distinguished Achievement award, the Thibodaux Chamber Kennedy award, LSU Alumnus of the Year, E. D. White High School Hall of Fame, and Beta Gamma Sigma of Nicholls State as the Outstanding Community Businessman. He was selected by Arts & Antiques Magazine as one of American's Top 100 Collectors. Dr. Peltier also served aboard the Hospital Ship HOPE in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Dr. Peltier was a past grand marshal of the Thibodaux Fireman's parade and was the King of both the Krewe of Chronos and the Krewe of Christopher, at Mardi Gras. He was the author of numerous scientific articles in the national and international literature on oral surgery, along with one article on Jade in Arts & Antiques Magazine. The family would like to extend their most heartfelt appreciation to Sylvia Adams, Zenobia Boatner, Kathy Cox, Carla Southall, and Yolanda Tillman for the extended care and attention they gave to him the last few months. Due to the Coronavirus, a private mass will be held at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Church. Internment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lafourche ARC, 100 W. Main Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 70301. Online condolences can be given at www.thibodauxfuneralhome.com. Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Advocate from May 22 to May 23, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
Robert,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, your father was a good & decent man, they don't make them like that anymore. Our Dad told many stories of your father and he in dental school @ Loyola together, we lost him in 2001.
Take Care!
Your old fraternity brother, Mark Lagattuta YITB
Mark Lagattuta
Friend
May 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of his death.He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and physicians. My love and sympathy to Ann, Jeanne, and the rest of his family.
Janet Lococo
May 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Jimmy's passing. Please know that Mrs. Ann and the family are in prayer and thoughts.
With Sympathy,
Gigi Ayo Harris and family
Gigi Ayo Harris
May 24, 2020
May he rest in peace. My prayers for the family.
Brother Xavier Werneth
May 23, 2020
Ann, I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Jimmy. You and your entire family remain in my prayers.
Carol Pierce
May 23, 2020
MAY HE REST IN PEACE - GOD BLESS
Tommy & Cathy Naquin
May 23, 2020
Anne,
Jere and I are very saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. Even though we hadn't visited in some time , it was good just knowing he was there. What a pleasure to have known him, as a member of the Thibodaux Rotary Club and Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. And we always looked forward to your Christmas cards picturing you both in the most exotic places in the world. His enthusiastic view of life was so contagious it put a smile on even the gloomiest faces He wiil be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

Raymond and Jere Saadi
Houma
Raymond Saadi
May 23, 2020
Anne,
Jere and I are very saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. Even though we hadn't visited in some time , it was good just knowing he was there. What a pleasure to have known him, as a member of the Thibodaux Rotary Club and Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. And we always looked forward to your Christmas cards picturing you both in the most exotic places in the world. His enthusiastic view of life was so contagious it put a smile on even the gloomiest faces He wiil be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

Raymond and Jere Saadi
Houma
Raymond Saadi
May 23, 2020
Anne,
Jere and I are very saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. Even though we hadn't visited in some time , it was good just knowing he was there. What a pleasure to have known him, as a member of the Thibodaux Rotary Club and Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce. And we always looked forward to your Christmas cards picturing you both in the most exotic places in the world. His enthusiastic view of life was so contagious it put a smile on even the gloomiest faces He wiil be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

Raymond and Jere Saadi
Houma, LA
Raymond Saadi
May 23, 2020
Dear Ann: I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be blessed by the knowledge that there are many of your friends lifting you to Jesus for His perfect love and peace. I love you.
Nelda B. Fraser (Nelda Lou)
Friend
May 22, 2020
Ann, Im so sorry. I know how you loved him. Winnie
Winston Goulas
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