Joseph Gary Duhon

January 24, 1953 - October 20, 2018

Joseph Duhon

Gary Duhon, 65, of Haughton, Louisiana, passed away the morning of Saturday, October 20, 2018.

The Lord blessed Constance Marie and Adolph Duhon, on January 24, 1953, as Gary was born in Brooklyn, New York.

After relocating to Winnie, Texas, he graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School. Gary, his father, grandfather, and brothers were all consumed with a love of horses, horse racing, and horse training. As an adult, Gary followed in his forefathers’ boot-prints and he too began his lifetime career as a Horse Trainer which brought him to Haughton, Louisiana.  

However, his gifts and talents were not limited to Thoroughbreds, Gary could raise any animal, if he smelled a profit: Pigeons, Pot-Bellied-Pigs, Chickens, Rabbits, Fightin’ Roosters, you name it. If he could breed it, he could raise it and sell it. “Thank God I’m A Country Boy!”

Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Sandi Duhon, of Haughton, Louisiana; daughter, Lisa Marze and her husband, Kent Marze; son, Jason Duhon and his wife, Wendy; grandchildren, William, Breanna, and Brittany Smith; and Colton and Emily Duhon; siblings, Valerie Chesson and her husband, Wayne; Paul Duhon; Joe Duhon and his wife, Julie; many nieces and nephews; and all his many dear friends and loved ones within the horse racing industry.

Mr. Duhon is preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of Mr. Duhon’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by a memorial service at 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Gary’s hometown. Pastor Jim Menke will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Backside Benevolence Funds, Chaplain Jimmy Sistrunk, through Louisiana Downs.  


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, October 26, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, October 26, 2018
5:00 p.m.

Comments (5)

  • Kenny Thompson

    12 December 2018 at 23:36 | #

    Gary was a good friend to me. At LADowns everyone knew of him. He was always kind hearted. He taught me how to handicap horses It’s not ever going to be the same at the track with him gone. Love and miss you old friend


  • Christie Tatum

    25 October 2018 at 12:11 | #

    Paul & Joe---sorry for the loss of Gary. While I didn't know him very well, I do remember meeting him at your Dad's house. How I miss Texas these days!


  • Ronnie and Margaret Ferguson

    24 October 2018 at 19:18 | #

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss.Prayers to the family!


  • Melissa Ogden Hoyt

    24 October 2018 at 16:14 | #

    Dear Lisa and family, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I'll be praying for yall during this difficult time. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. You know how to find me. Love you!


  • W. J.

    24 October 2018 at 11:04 | #

    To the family:
    May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this difficult time in your lives. Those who are sleeping in death ( John 11:11) God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.
    For more comfort please visit our website: and view the faith strengthening video: Is There Hope for the Dead? ?


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