Alfred Wortham Duperier Jr.
Services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church July 26 at 1 p.m. for Alfred Wortham Duperier Jr. Visitation at the church is on the same day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On July 23, Dub’s life journey on earth ended and he began his eternal life with Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior.
Dubbie was the eldest of three sons born to Alfred Wortham “Sonny” Duperier and Cecilia Dauterive Duperier at the old Dauterive Hospital on Duperier Avenue in New Iberia, La. August 26, 1936. The family moved to Jackson when he was a toddler and he lived in Jackson the rest of his life. He attended St. Joseph Elementary, Bailey Jr. High and three different high schools; St. Peters in New Iberia, St. Edwards in Austin, and graduated from Jackson Central in 1954. Dubbie was an outstanding athlete on the football field making All-State honors at St. Edwards in Austin.
After graduation from Central High he attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of the mother chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After two years at Alabama he transferred to Ole Miss and graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in sales and marketing and has been a Rebel fan ever since.
Dub spent his business career in sales of consumer products and services. He was the owner of Duperier and Associates,Inc. Dub enjoyed golfing with his friends at Reunion Golf & Country Club. He didn’t consider himself a gourmet chef but just a good cook which he enjoyed doing.
He married Joni Robertson in 1977. They joined Christ Methodist Church soon after they were married and were active members for many years. Dub sang in the Sanctuary Choir for more than 32 years and served as president for two separate terms. He was also a Stephen Minister. It was while they were members he received Jesus Christ as his Savior.
He is survived by Joni, his wife and best friend of 40 years; children Dianne Bruno (Ted) of Naples Fla., A.W. (Worth) Duperier III (Liz), of Oxford and Lori Duperier Pieper (Keegan) of Spring, Texas; brothers Frank Duperier (Bitsy) of San Antonio and Henry Duperier (Toni) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Kate Bruno and Cecilia Gibson (Leif), Gray and A.W. (Worth) Duperier IV, and Lori Beth’s twins, Anna and Gage; nephews Terive Duperier (Debbie), Henry Duperier Jr. (Elizabeth), Chris Duperier, Neil Lanning (Denise); nieces Allison Duperier Haynes (Elliot), and Elizabeth Duperier Yates (Scott); several great-nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law Pat Bradley (Bill) a special cousin in New Iberia, La., Billy Gesser. Also, Eshetu KeBede his sponsor child from Ethiopia.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir.