Colorful former clerk 'Gert' Dupont dies

Deidre Cruse, Governmental Reporter

J. G. “Gert” Dupont Sr., a real estate developer and former Iberville Parish clerk of court, died at 5 a.m. Friday (January 28) at his Plaquemine home. He was 83.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday (January 31)  followed by a service at 11 a.m. at Wilbert's Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grace Memorial Cemetery.

“He went peacefully,” said J. G. “Bubbie” Dupont Jr., who succeeded is father as clerk of court.

Active in state and local politics for most of his life, Gert Dupont served three terms in the parishwide elective office, from 1976 to 1988.

As a real estate man, he developed such Plaquemine-area subdivisions as Green Acres, Stone's Throw 1 and 2, Timberlanes, True Hope, West Terrace and Bayou Paul. He maintained his real estate office across the street from the Courthouse until his death.

He is survived by three children, Debbie Hebert, Bubbie Dupont and Stacey Vitale, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Gloria Dupont, his wife of more than 50 years, preceded him in death.