Obit: John Wesley Barrient

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

A native of Donaldsonville and resident of St. Amant, he passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the age of 50. He was a retired longshoreman for Cooper T. Smith and commercial fisherman who loved spending time with his family. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Wilsa “Woody” Tucker Barrient; ex-wife and friend, Valerie Barrient; son, David Barrient and wife Shannon; sister, Connie Moore, and husband Joe; four brothers, Martin Barrient, Frank Barrient, Wayne Barrient and wife Connie, and Bart Barrient; three grandchildren, Landon Barrient, Riley Barrient, and Logan Boudreaux; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Wilbert “Will” Barrient.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date for family and close friends. To offer condolences to the family, please visit