Alan Wayne DePolitte, a native and resident of Metairie for the past 61 years passed away Friday, December 18, 2020, from lung cancer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence DePolitte and Barbara Barnard DePolitte, daughter Alicia DePolitte and brother Marc DePolitte.

He is survived by his loving daughter Alana Russell, son-in-law Johnny Russell, brother of Larry DePolitte, Debra Fontenot and Deanna Hardy.  Proud grandfather of Alara Russell, Cayden Russell and Dylan Hanley. Nieces and nephews Vicki Ory, Brandy Randazzo, Victoria Fontenot, Ralph Hardy IV, Randy Hardy, Kali Johnson, Dayne Tubre and Corinne Nelson.
Alan was known amongst his family and friends as the life of any party.  He was charming and could hold his own with a bottle of rum.  Alan was stubborn, loyal to a fault, had an amazing sense of humor and would never back down from a fight.  Alan loved his family and friends and always supported them without judgment.

Whether he was lounging around watching an old western and eating Chinese takeout or outside boiling up the best seafood in Louisiana, Alan would have a rum and Coke in hand and a smile on his face.  Cancer may have taken him from us, but it could never take away the impact he had on our lives.  In accordance with Alan’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held at the Pink Street Pub once Covid precautions have been lifted.  To any and all who were lucky enough to be part of Alan’s life, please join us then to celebrate the laughter, love and life of Alan DePolitte.  Time and date to be announced at a future date.

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